Record Breaking Day, Storms Coming for Cool Down
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Another record breaking day here in the cowboy state. Luckily, we only broke about 3 records today compared to the over 6 records broken yesterday. One of those records was here in the capital city. Cheyenne reached 96 degrees today beating out the old record of 93 degrees from 1959.
All around today, still lots of smoke and heat prompting air quality warning to the central and northern regions of the state as well as some heat advisories for the eastern regions of the state. Smoke will continue to stick around with more moderate and heavy smoke moving toward the south going into this weekend. The system to our west began moving east today bringing more rain and shower activity to places like Evanston, Rock Springs and Rawlins. As the week progresses, this system, accompanied by a cold front, will move farther to the east bringing with it lots of rain with the possibility of severe storms, and even cooler temperatures.
Winds right now are picking up as a result of the energy this system is bringing. Sustained winds over 20 MPH are common with gusts between 30 and 40 MPH. Severe risk for tomorrow from the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk for the central and eastern areas of the state. Hail will likely be the biggest concern. Tonight, increasing cloud cover as this system moves over will bring above average temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Tomorrow, we can still see some warm temperatures, but most of them will stay slightly above or at the average values. Going into Friday and this weekend, that is when our rain chances increase significantly, but it is also when our temperatures will begin to tank off. I’ll be sure to keep you updated in case the severe potential of these storms worsens.
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