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From Near Record Heat, To Cold and Snow

27 September 2021
Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s funny how quickly weather can change here in Wyoming. Today, we saw very hot temperatures for this time of year around the state and getting close to setting or at least tying some of the records. In a few days, a cold blast will come through and we can see temperatures drop 30-40 degrees and some areas can see some snow. For now, we not only need to worry about the heat, but also need to watch out for the thick wildfire smoke. At least until this new weather system makes it’s way through, we can see bad air quality in the central and western regions of the state. This, unfortunately, looks to continue into tomorrow evening based on our forecast data.

Until the next weather moves through, we can see the wildfire smoke sticking around and...
Until the next weather moves through, we can see the wildfire smoke sticking around and continuing to degrade our air quality.(Jordan Frazier)

Another cold front is charging down from the Pacific Northwest. This system is extremely strong compared to the last few ones. Starting tomorrow, winds will pick up significantly throughout the state and clouds and moisture will start building by the evening and overnight hours. As a result, we can already see increased rain chances for tomorrow night. Temperatures will drop off too with Wednesday being one of the coldest days of the week. On top of that, it will be raining in some regions and snowing in others. Most of the models point toward about 2 inches of snow or less in the central cities with more in terms of accumulation in the mountains.

We have a very strong cold front moving through from the Pacific Northwest that is going to...
We have a very strong cold front moving through from the Pacific Northwest that is going to drop off our temperatures significantly and bring us a good amount of rain and snow.(Jordan Frazier)

The good news, after the front passes, it looks like the more fall-like temperatures will be sticking around for a good bit. Tonight, expect above average temperatures with lots of 50s and 40s. Tomorrow, much of the same as today with again, above average temperatures with 70s and 80s. If you like the cold weather, then look forward to the middle of this week.

Temperatures will still remain above average for much of the state while the western regions...
Temperatures will still remain above average for much of the state while the western regions can see cooler temperatures as the front moves through.(Jordan Frazier)

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