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Reprieve before the Heat Returns

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Updated: Aug. 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We saw a variety of different temperature ranges today with most of the state experiencing mid- to upper-70s with some 60s and 80s sprinkled in, the southeastern corner of the state being our hot pocket of the day. Tomorrow, though, we will see a dramatic drop in our temperature in that southeastern corner, but as far as the rest of the state is concerned, things will start to warm back up. This is due to that cold front that’s making its way into Colorado, leaving us dominated by high pressure systems which will bring us dry conditions and chances for some winds.

Most of the state was pretty cool today, with the southeastern corner being a hot spot.
Most of the state was pretty cool today, with the southeastern corner being a hot spot.(Rachel Saurer)

Because of these dry conditions we are experiencing, we will see red flag warnings dominating the southern border of the state, but I expect to see that increase as the temperatures heat up. Another thing to note are those air quality alerts along the southern border as well. We’re seeing most of the state experiencing clear skies, but the south will still cling on to those alerts. This is because the smoke is concentrated a little heavier in these areas. Our smoke forecast indicates that going into tonight, it will clear out a little bit before returning and sitting over the southwestern region by Sunday night. By Monday morning, the smoke is expected to return with a vengeance by heavily covering most of the state.

Smoke conditions are pretty light, but that will change heading into Monday.
Smoke conditions are pretty light, but that will change heading into Monday.(Rachel Saurer)

The next couple of days, we won’t see too much precipitation to alleviate those smoky conditions, just some passing clouds. However, rainfall can be expected later in the week with some chances of thunderstorms for this weekend.

Yellowstone will be below freezing tonight... but the rest of the state will also be pretty...
Yellowstone will be below freezing tonight... but the rest of the state will also be pretty chilly as well.(Rachel Saurer)

Tonight, Yellowstone will be slipping below freezing and many of those western cities will be experiencing very chilly temps of 30s and 40s. Tomorrow, we can expect most of the state to be right around average in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

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