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Record Day, Cooling Down Soon

2 December 2021
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Another day of record high temperatures all around the state. Today was even hotter than it was yesterday, and even then it was hot enough to set a number of new records. Because of that, most records were smashed by a large margin. I will be sure to have all the details regarding the new records during the 10pm broadcast tonight. There wasn’t a lot in terms of cloud cover either allowing the sun to continue heating throughout the day. Tomorrow, that looks to be changing. We have a new cold front that will begin impacting our region on Sunday resulting in increased precipitation chances and much cooler temperatures. Clouds will begin building in the northernmost cities with the chances for some isolated showers as well. Luckily, nothing more than a sprinkle is expected so you shouldn’t need to change up any plans.

As temperatures are finally beginning to fall tomorrow, we can see a precursor to the cold...
As temperatures are finally beginning to fall tomorrow, we can see a precursor to the cold front moving through this weekend with an increase in cloud cover and rain chances to the northern cities.(Jordan Frazier)

Winds, being the only relief we had from the heat, have been relatively calm than what we experienced earlier in the week. Most of the strong gusts stuck around the central regions of the state and staying below 40 MPH. This is good news in the sense of highway and interstate delays and closures. Only moderate delays were reported by WYDOT in the central and southeastern regions with no closures or partial closures. These gusts will calm down going into the overnight hours and don’t look to be coming back tomorrow. The Jetstream will start coming down from the far north, and the westerly winds won’t be carrying that warm air with it resulting in cooler temperatures going into the weekend.

While the winds did bring some relief to the heat, it was also bringing it in from the west in...
While the winds did bring some relief to the heat, it was also bringing it in from the west in the first place. Once they calm down and the Jetstream drops, temperatures will finally cool down.(Jordan Frazier)

Tonight, mostly clear skies will prevail as the winds begin calming down. Lows will be on the cooler side with more 20s and 30s around the state. Tomorrow, highs will still be on the warm side but staying in the mid 50s for much of the big cities rather than the 60s and 70s. Sunday looks to be the beginning of our more seasonable weather as temperatures will drop off and snow will be in the forecast for next week.

Temperatures look to be on the downward trend going into the weekend and it'll get even colder...
Temperatures look to be on the downward trend going into the weekend and it'll get even colder going into next week as a new cold front brings those more seasonable conditions and chances for snowfall.(Jordan Frazier)

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