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Warm with Showers, Cool Down Coming Soon?

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 15, 2021 at 9:45 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today, we saw well above average temperatures throughout the state despite the increase in cloud cover and precipitation. In terms of smoke, it is unfortunately back in the forecast. Much of the state is under those air quality alerts once again. Based on the smoke forecast, a lot of that heavy smoke looks to be sticking around for the next few days.

Heavy smoke looks to be back in the forecast prompting these air quality warnings to be...
Heavy smoke looks to be back in the forecast prompting these air quality warnings to be sticking around for a little while longer.(Jordan Frazier)

Our fire outlook just has the risk for dry thunderstorms in the northwestern corner of the state near the forests. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms made their way through to try and help cool us off as well as ease our current drought conditions. This is because we have low pressure system sticking over the Nebraska panhandle helping to fuel these showers and storms. It’ll move out going into tomorrow, but the big story is cold front to the north that’ll be coming down in the middle of the week bringing some rain as well as much cooler, and more fall like temperatures.

The low pressure system off to the eastern side of the state is fueling our showers but there...
The low pressure system off to the eastern side of the state is fueling our showers but there is cold front in Canada starting to make it's way down.(Jordan Frazier)

In terms of rain for tomorrow, much of it will stay in the northwestern corner, not bringing much precipitation for the big cities. The Storm Prediction Center just has the general thunderstorm risk in effect so I do not expect any severe weather. Tonight, temperatures will be very seasonable with 50s and 60s spread throughout the state and partly cloudy skies. That smoke will be sticking around causing some haze in the overnight hours as well. Tomorrow, those temperatures will remain well above average with lots of 90s and even some triple digits trying to make their way into region. Luckily, we only have to deal with this for a little bit longer until that cold front begins to make it’s way through by the middle of the week.

Above average temperatures are back in the state with lots of 90s in the forecast as well as...
Above average temperatures are back in the state with lots of 90s in the forecast as well as the triple digits trying to make a comeback.(Jordan Frazier)

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