Starting Off Warm, Cooling Off Later
4 October 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Temperatures have certainly been warming up over the last few days. Today, much of the state reached those mid to upper 70s while the eastern side saw those lower 80s. It is nothing we can’t handle after a well above average summer, but certainly warmer than we typically see for early October. The smoke is staying relatively on the clear side with much of the state just seeing some light haze and no air quality alerts. This will be changing up by tomorrow evening as some more heavy smoke will be moving into the northern regions of the state affecting places like Sheridan. As a result, I can expect that the National Weather Service will issue an air quality alert accordingly.
Beyond that, there is currently a stationary front that has stalled out to the northwestern United States. This won’t be affecting too much other than increasing our cloud cover and rain chances for the western side of Wyoming by the middle of the week. Alongside it is a cold front that will be coming through by the end of this week and into the weekend. Temperatures will be dropping down to more seasonable conditions as a result. With that in mind, enjoy the warm temperatures while you can because it doesn’t look to be coming back into the forecast anytime soon.
As we make our way into the evening hours tonight, temperatures will remain above average with few places expecting below freezing temperatures. Luckily, the air is dry enough that there are no frost advisories or freeze warnings in place. Tomorrow will be very similar to what we saw today in terms of weather conditions. Expect mostly clear skies, but temperatures are expected to be even warmer with more 80s on the map and even those mid 80s. If you aren’t a fan of the warm temperatures, hang in there because extended models are calling for possible snow by the middle of next week. Keep in mind that these forecasts are highly unpredictable that far out. We will have a more accurate forecast regarding the snow much later in the week.
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