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Cooling Down Ahead

By Rachel Saurer
Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 8:55 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We are right on track to where we should be again as far as temperatures go for today, and a lot of the state saw some nice isolated showers. Also, we saw a return of a lot of those mild 70s and 80s all across the board.

Today's highs are a little cooler than they were yesterday.
Today's highs are a little cooler than they were yesterday.(Rachel Saurer)

Along with those cooler temperatures and precipitation, the smoke is starting to lighten up as well. Into those overnight hours, we will see a lot of the central and southern regions of the state clear out and more of that slightly heavier smoke will sit over the northern border before it more evenly disperses over the rest of the state as we head into Tuesday morning. By the afternoon, that slightly heavier pocket will shift and rest over the southwestern corner.

Smoke will be lightening up over the next several days and then settle in a slightly heavier...
Smoke will be lightening up over the next several days and then settle in a slightly heavier pocket over the SW corner.(Rachel Saurer)

In Cheyenne, we saw a couple isolated showers earlier this afternoon, and those have moved out to leave us with some nice cumulus clouds. A couple other cities saw some isolated showers as well, but we can expect some more activity heading into tonight. Thanks to that cold front moving in, we did see a nice decrease in temperatures as well as some much needed moisture. What we can expect going into early tomorrow morning on some more showers and thunderstorms for the southern part of the state as we watch a cold front quickly sweep across the west from Oregon to the western half of the state where it will meet our stationary front here and then move south. We see a good potential for showers that will start west near Rawlins after 4am Monday morning and work east to the Nebraska-Wyoming border by 7am and then it will cross into the Nebraska panhandle through the mid-morning hours, becoming less organized.

Cooler temperatures are due to the cold front moving in. But, there will be another cold front...
Cooler temperatures are due to the cold front moving in. But, there will be another cold front coming in from the west that will be bringing in some storms for Monday morning.(Rachel Saurer)

We can watch that happen in the futurecast as well where we this sizeable system present and moving quickly through our state from west to east. After that, we will see some more potential for scattered showers and isolated storms throughout the day, and by Tuesday evening, most of that should clear up, leaving us with some partly clear skies.

Today, the SPC has issued a general thunderstorm risk for most of the state with a marginal risk in the southeastern corner where we can expect stronger winds and possibly some heavier rain. Heading into tomorrow though, that risk will increase as that western cold front comes through giving us that stronger system heading through tomorrow morning.

Marginal risk for severe storms over Cheyenne, Scottsbluff, part of Casper and Rawlins due to...
Marginal risk for severe storms over Cheyenne, Scottsbluff, part of Casper and Rawlins due to the cold front coming in from the west.(Rachel Saurer)

The lows for tonight are once again pretty seasonable for this time of year. We’re seeing a lot of 50s and some 40s, with those mountain towns dipping into the 30s for tonight. Tomorrow, we will still see some cooler and more mild temperatures. The southeastern corner will be the “hot pocket”, with a cluster of 80s, but then after that there will mostly be highs in the 70s, with a couple central towns seeing some 80s and those mountain towns seeing highs in the 60s.

We're going to be seeing seasonable temperatures similar to today.
We're going to be seeing seasonable temperatures similar to today.(Rachel Saurer)

The rest of the forecast shows, once again, very seasonable temperatures, especially compared to what we saw last week -- even a potential for a greater cool down going into the next work week.

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