Cooler Temperatures Today... But With What Conditions
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
Everyone is always so eager to receive the news that cooler temperatures are headed their direction. They become especially eager when the cool down comes after a week and a half of temperatures pushing the border of seeing triple digits. At the same time, there is something on a bigger scale that brings the cooler temperatures. In this case, the system of clouds and rain pushing to the east is the reason for our brief cool down this week.
Overnight and this morning, the system of clouds and rain began its push east across the state. This brought showers to Rawlins and Yellowstone National Park early this morning. On the radar and satellite now, rain chances have increased and have brought showers to Riverton, Sheridan, and Laramie. Cloud coverage in Cheyenne has increased also as this continues crossing the state, and will eventually bring in scattered showers.
Showers will create a vertical line from North to South, as the system crosses the state today. It is almost as if the system is using Rawlins and Laramie as a pivot point. This is observed in forecast models as the system continues moving across, the area between those two cities will continuously see rain. Since the rain is so stationary there, they are forecasted to receive quite a bit of heavy rain today.
As the system will be fairly stationary in the southeastern corner, a Flash Flood Watch has been put into place by the National Weather Service. This watch is in effect until Wednesday at 12AM. That amount of time allows the system to continue moving in and have the showers dry out within the atmosphere. Hopefully, the system will help clear out the harsh air quality we have been seeing with all of the smoke and haze. Air Quality Warnings are still in effect until today at 1PM.
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