Thunderstorms Sunday Evening Before Windy Monday

Published: May. 8, 2022 at 8:40 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A breezy Mother’s Day dominated Wyoming before rain showers and isolated thunderstorms started in the late afternoon making their way across Wyoming and into the Nebraska panhandle. Numerous strikes were confirmed and will continue into the night hours. Western Nebraska has an elevated threat of storms possibly bringing small hail along with it. The threat of thunderstorms will decrease after midnight at the atmosphere stabilizes. Central Wyoming will have showers last long enough to turn into a rain/snow mix closer to the times of minimum temperatures Monday morning. Close to 1/2 an inch of rainfall is possible in the central region. Monday the storms will migrate north in the morning hours with the help of strong winds. The showers and isolated storms will impact the Sheridan and Gillette region into the afternoon clearing out everything south of northern Wyoming.

A rain/snow mix is forecasted in central Wyoming through Monday morning.
A rain/snow mix is forecasted in central Wyoming through Monday morning.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Windy weather will strengthen Monday morning primarily in the southeast half of Wyoming. The high wind Watches and Warnings are grouped southeast of Elk Mountain to Casper to Lusk expiring by 9pm Monday. The region can see excess of 50mph winds from 2 to 6pm. Into Monday evening the winds will lessen to breezy overnight and return along the Wyoming Southern border reaching 30 to 40mph Tuesday afternoon.

Plenty of high wind Watches and Warnings are issued in SE Wyoming as winds from the WSW will...
Plenty of high wind Watches and Warnings are issued in SE Wyoming as winds from the WSW will reach 50mph.(Ryan Shollenberger)

The extended Wyoming forecast is favorable Tuesday and Wednesday as temperatures climb to the 70s and 80s with partly cloudy conditions. Lows will be in the 30s to lower 40s. Late Wednesday, early Thursday we can expect our next weather event with rain and storms in the forecast.

A windy start to the week will ease as temperatures warm.
A windy start to the week will ease as temperatures warm.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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