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Smoke in the Air, But Cooler Temperatures All Around

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 11:12 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the record breaking heat from last week, temperatures today make us want to go outside and enjoy it. However, the wildfires from Montana and the Pacific Northwest have brought in thick and heavy smoke across much of the eastern regions of the state prompting new air quality alerts.

Wildfire smoke from the fires in Montana and the Pacific Northeast is prompting new air quality...
Wildfire smoke from the fires in Montana and the Pacific Northeast is prompting new air quality warnings for the eastern side of the state.(Jordan Frazier)

The smoke forecast has it getting better tomorrow, but by Tuesday, it will move out to the west affecting places liker Sheridan and Riverton with very heavy smoke. Be sure to take proper precautions if you have any heart or breathing problems. Not too much in terms of rain right now to try and ease the these smoky conditions. The only rain on the radar is in the southwestern corner. Much of the rain over the next couple of days will remain in that area. There is a stationary front sitting over the east side of the state that’ll begin to move toward Nebraska and South Dakota.

The stationary front sitting over the eastern regions of the state will begin moving into South...
The stationary front sitting over the eastern regions of the state will begin moving into South Dakota and Nebraska increasing our rain chances Tuesday.(Jordan Frazier)

As that happens, the rain out to the west will begin shifting into our region, increasing our rain chances by Tuesday. I don’t expect much in terms of severe weather over the next few days as a result. Conditions overnight will still remain smoky and hazy while temperatures will be very seasonable in the 50s and 60s. Tomorrow, we will be warming up after such as cool day. More seasonable temperatures will be the trend with 80s and 90s scattered across the state. Other than the increase in shower chances on Tuesday, much of this week will remain dry with temperatures remaining where they should be this time of year.

After a nice weekend of cool temperatures all around the state, warmer conditions return, but...
After a nice weekend of cool temperatures all around the state, warmer conditions return, but this time, to much more seasonable levels.(Jordan Frazier)

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