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More seasonable temperatures return

Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 11:20 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today, we saw some slightly cooler temperatures across the state than yesterday. We saw temperatures ranging from the 30s to the lower 80s due to that cold front moving in. We also saw some pretty high winds that will persist into this evening. Along with that, we saw some moisture in many parts of the state as well.

Smoke will persist lightly in some regions and then some slightly heavier smoke will start to sneak into the state through those overnight hours. By tomorrow afternoon, some heavier smoke will sit over the southern half of the state before it disperses a little bit into Monday night. But, the smoke will get worse before it gets better. By Tuesday morning, the smoke will clear completely and most of that smoke will sweep south into Colorado leaving us with clear skies in the Cowboy State.

The smoke will start to get a bit heavier early tomorrow morning, then begin lightening up...
The smoke will start to get a bit heavier early tomorrow morning, then begin lightening up tomorrow afternoon before it leaves the state completely heading into Tuesday.(Rachel Saurer)

Wind speeds will be picking up again tonight prompting a high wind warning for the North Snowy Range Foothills where we can see sustained western winds up 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 and 60 miles per hour around that area. The southeastern corner especially will get hammered with some fairly significant winds as well. They will die down a touch going into the morning before picking back up again Tuesday afternoon. Thankfully, relief will come from those heavy winds as the sun sets on Tuesday.

That cold front will be sweeping over the state this evening and into the overnight house bringing potential for scattered showers and heavy rainfall and even mountain snow showers in the higher regions. A couple inches of snowfall can be expected above timberline of the Snowy Range overnight and early Monday, with a very light dusting in places above 7500 feet.

This cold front moving in will give us some very chilly temperatures and provide the state with...
This cold front moving in will give us some very chilly temperatures and provide the state with some rain and light snow in some places.(Rachel Saurer)

Tonight’s lows will be chilly, but the cold front will persist into Monday night and Tuesday morning prompting a freeze watch for that time period. So if you have any veggies or plants you want to spare, this might be something to keep in mind. The freeze could also potentially damage unprotected plumbing in some areas.

Due to the colder temperatures at night, the state will see some frost watches and warnings. A...
Due to the colder temperatures at night, the state will see some frost watches and warnings. A spot along the I-80 corridor will see a high wind warning where some gusts up to 60 miles per hour can be expected, but that is set to expire by tonight at 9pm.(Rachel Saurer)

For tonight, though, only certain cities will experience below freezing temperatures. Yellowstone will be the lowest at 25 degrees tonight. Other cities will see temperatures ranging from the those upper 20s to the 40s.

Due to that cold front coming in, our lows for tonight will be pretty chilly and the frost...
Due to that cold front coming in, our lows for tonight will be pretty chilly and the frost warning and frost watch will be in effect for many parts of the state.(Rachel Saurer)

Tomorrow, that cold front will be heading through our state giving us very low temperatures to start off the work week. Highs for tomorrow will be ranging from 40s to 60s.

It will be quite the chilly day for many of us in the Cowboy State.
It will be quite the chilly day for many of us in the Cowboy State.(Rachel Saurer)

This trend of cooler temperatures will continue for the rest of the week with some potential warmer temperatures making a comeback over the weekend.

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