Breezy and Cool Going into the Weekend
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was a very nice day outside with mostly clear skies, cool temperatures, and a nice breeze with a few strong gusts. As a matter of fact, some of these gusts are strong enough that a few highways have been closed to large commercial vehicles due to the risk of being blow over. The only thing left on our warning map now is a high wind warning in effect to the west of Laramie. Smoke looks to be back in our forecast as well now that the rain is gone.
Most of the cities can expect some light smoke tomorrow, but I do not believe that it will be enough to issue more air quality warnings. The heaviest will be in the northwestern corner near Yellowstone and Jackson. Most of the showers and storms from yesterday have moved out during the morning with some of them still remaining isolated in the northern regions. Right now, the state is being dominated by high pressure and we are seeing cooler and windier conditions now that the cold front has moved out.
Wind gusts today are over 30 MPH in most locations with some seeing them over 50 MPH. Tomorrow, there is the chance for an isolated shower but nothing on the severe side as the Storm Prediction Center only has a general thunderstorm risk for much of the state. The biggest threat from these are the wind gusts. Tonight will be well below average in terms of temperature and the breezy conditions will make it feel even colder. Lows around the state are expected to range from the 30s to the 40s. Tomorrow, mostly clear skies are expected, except for the isolated shower, with those breezy conditions still sticking around. The difference is that it will start to warm up a little bit, but still in the 70s and 80s for most of the big cities. This trend will continue into next week with some warmer, yet more seasonable temperatures.
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