Starting to Cool Down
6 October 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We can already see the effects of the cold front moving through the state. Rain and clouds are back in the forecast and temperatures are starting to cool down. The smoke is staying mostly out of the picture with a few areas expecting to see some light smoke. At this point, the National Weather Service has yet to issue any air quality warnings. The models are also showing these conditions will be similar going into tomorrow morning and evening with some more moderate smoke along the western border of the state.
The cold front itself is expected to stall out over the central regions of the state over the next few days. This will bring us increased cloud coverage and rain chances on top of the cooler temperatures. Some mountainous areas in the western regions can expect a few inches of snow, but nothing major within the cities themselves. I’ve been talking about the increase in snow chances by this time next week for Casper and Cheyenne. What is expected to happen is a much stronger cold front will be moving in from the Pacific Northwest and overtake the stalled out front over the state. Then, we can expect strong winds, lots of rain, and a sharp drop in our temperatures. It is still too far out to give accurate estimates on temperatures and snowfall amounts, but the temperatures are getting lower and the amounts are getting higher after each update, increasing the chances for decent accumulation. I will have a more accurate amount as we get closer and as the models zero in.
Overnight tonight, the western regions will be much cooler than the last few night and the eastern regions will be warmer. This is from the front reaching the west and the increase in clouds and rain for the east. Tomorrow, temperatures will be cooling down a little bit more with very few 80s in the forecast whatsoever. Highs will begin dropping gradually from this point forward until the second front comes through early next week. For now, just plan to expect showers over the weekend and cooler temperatures.
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