Cooler with Storms, Warm and Clear Tomorrow
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today’s temperatures were very similar to those of yesterday despite the increase in cloud cover and shower activity. On top of that, our warning map has kept the air quality warning to the northwest and added more fire weather watches and warnings for much of the central regions of the state. Our smoke forecast shows that the smoke out to the west will be moving to the central and southern sectors of the state by tomorrow afternoon.
More than likely, the National Weather service will be issuing air quality alerts accordingly. Tomorrow, our fire outlook is back again as the dry conditions will continue after tonight. There is an elevated risk for the southeastern corner of the state due to the fact that the warmest temperatures tomorrow will be there. Our new drought monitor was released today and, as I expected, not great news. The drought situation in the southeast, mostly in Laramie county has been extended to moderate.
In terms of rain to try and help out these dry conditions, we saw lots of showers and storms moving through as this front is moving back down south again. That is the reason for the increase in rain as we go into the evening hours. As a result of the front moving through, we can see warm and clear conditions throughout much of tomorrow.
There will be the chances for some showers and storms mostly on the eastern and northern borders of the state. To the north, there a marginal risk for severe weather where small hail is possible with these storms. Tonight, temperatures will drop back down to more seasonable levels with lows in the lower 50s all the way down to the 30s out to the northwest. Tomorrow, highs will be warmer once again with clearer skies in the morning. The weekend ahead, we can see another stronger cold front moving through bringing the chance for isolated showers, but mostly some cooler temperatures for Saturday and Sunday.
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