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Cooler North, Warmer South

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 6:12 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today we saw a slight shift in our weather pattern. There was a cold front out to our northwest that moved through overnight and then stalled out in the middle of the state. That allowed the northern regions to see much cooler temperatures today with highs in the 70s while the southern regions saw highs more so in the 80s and 90s. Despite the cooler temperatures to the north, dry conditions still dominate the state prompting our warning map to have lots of fire weather watches and warnings as well as those air quality alerts for the west.

Despite some cooler temperatures, we still have those drier conditions prompting our fire...
Despite some cooler temperatures, we still have those drier conditions prompting our fire weather watches and warnings to stick around as well as those air quality warnings.(Jordan Frazier)

The smoke itself will actually be moving out of the cities and more to the west over the next few days. Not a whole lot in terms of rain today, just a few isolated showers to the north. Our surface map shows that front that stalled out. Tomorrow, it will be moving back to the north again causing temperatures to warm up but also increasing our rain chances for the northeast.

The cold front moving through stalled out over the central region of the state causing only the...
The cold front moving through stalled out over the central region of the state causing only the northern side to cool off today with highs in the 70s.(Jordan Frazier)

There is a marginal thunderstorm risk so some hail will be expected. Overnight, temperatures will be cooling off slightly with more 40s and lower 50s on the map. Tomorrow, because that front will be moving back to the north, warmer temperatures will once again be the story for the day. A lot more 90s are expected, especially to the eastern side of the state. The week ahead looks to be the same in terms of temperatures with it varying just a little bit. Thursday is the one day we can expect to see some showers and storms.

As the front moves back to the north, the temperatures will be warming up to the 80s and 90s,...
As the front moves back to the north, the temperatures will be warming up to the 80s and 90s, especially in the eastern regions of the state.(Jordan Frazier)

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