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Warm and Thunderstorms

16 May 2022
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 11:50 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a very warm start to our week with a number of cities getting into those 80s, lots of showers and thunderstorms came into our state with a number of them producing heavy rain, lightning and thunder. This is due to a stationary front with two little pressure system sitting over top of us and a cold front just to the north west. This will cause summer shower activity and cloud cover to remain with us throughout much of tomorrow and some of it turning severe in the southeast by the late afternoon. After that, this cold front looks to be the main dominant feature before a much stronger one pushes through late in the week.

With two systems sitting over the state, the increase in thunderstorm activity shouldn't come...
With two systems sitting over the state, the increase in thunderstorm activity shouldn't come as a surprise. Severe storms are possible as well.(Jordan Frazier)

The good news is that wind gusts are expected to be relatively calm until those thunderstorms begin popping up once again tomorrow afternoon. This looks to be the pattern as only the strong winds come back into the forecast alongside those showers. Due to the increase in shower activity as well as cloud cover, expect overnight low temperatures to be well above average in the 40s and 50s.

Wind gusts are looking to stay calm over the next few days and only pick up during the increase...
Wind gusts are looking to stay calm over the next few days and only pick up during the increase in shower and thunderstorm activity during the weekend.(Jordan Frazier)

Because this frontal system is going to be sitting over top of us for a bit, expect temperatures to begin dropping off tomorrow with more of those upper 60s and lower 70s. The next big change in the forecast is going to be Thursday heading into Friday as a cold front comes through and will be dropping off temperatures big time. Everyone else looks to be in that similar kind of pattern with the chance for snow popping back up with this next system.

Temperatures are expected to remain above average during tomorrow despite the increase in cloud...
Temperatures are expected to remain above average during tomorrow despite the increase in cloud cover and showers, but a but cooler than today.(Jordan Frazier)

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