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Rain, Rain Go Away, Said No One in Wyoming Today

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 10:56 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a week of record heat and smoky conditions across the state, this rain was welcomed as the drought conditions continued to get worse. Not too much in terms of severe weather, however, lots of rain and very little movement within these storms means that there are flash flood watches all around Wyoming.

With the lack of wind from these storms, they are just stuck sitting over the same area dumping...
With the lack of wind from these storms, they are just stuck sitting over the same area dumping lots of rain, increasing the risk for localized flooding.(Jordan Frazier)

Most of the showers and storms have remained toward the southeastern side of the state just like the Storm Prediction Center predicted. These storms are dominating the state due to the cold front / stationary front sitting over the southeast. This is the same system that extends out to the east coast and brought tornadoes to parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Hail and strong winds are not very prevalent despite the storms and that is because of the lack of shear within the storm tops. Tomorrow, most of the showers and storms will stick toward the southern and western regions of the state with still flash flooding being the biggest threat.

The stationary front sitting over us right now bringing our showers and storms, as well as...
The stationary front sitting over us right now bringing our showers and storms, as well as flooding, also brought tornadoes to the east coast last night.(Jordan Frazier)

As we go into the evening hours, the chances for showers and storms will remain, but mostly in the northern areas of the state. Due to the increase in cloud cover, temperatures will be slightly above average, but nothing out of the ordinary. Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for in terms of temperatures. After a the records from last week, we will well below average thanks to this system bringing lots of rain all across the state. Going into next week, those rain chances will become more isolated and we will be warming up to much more seasonable temperatures.

After record breaking heat for numerous days, the cooler weather is finally here as the rain...
After record breaking heat for numerous days, the cooler weather is finally here as the rain will bring us below average temperatures for the first time in a while.(Jordan Frazier)

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