Wet Ending to Memorial Day Holiday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A rumble of thunderstorms passed over Cheyenne today heading to the Nebraska panhandle. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued starting from Torrington to Scottsbluff as a bow of lightning made its way east across Nebraska. Behind the bow of storms was more stable with isolated rain and storms across Wyoming. Expect these to taper off into the night. In northwest Wyoming a different weather event is occurring. It is still winter for the region with snowfall accumulating. Lake Yellowstone had record precipitation in the last 24 hours with .59″. That location and region will add to that with stagnant snow showers continuing. Temperatures are cooling off around the state with lows in the 40s around Cheyenne and to the north and 30s west of Laramie and along the western Wyoming border. Tomorrows high temperatures will see a significant drop into the low and mid 50s in Cheyenne and the Nebraska panhandle with the exception for Sydney with 64F. The rest of Wyoming will range from the low 50s to mid 40s for high temperatures. Memorial Day Monday will not be short of weather events. As early as sunrise a large band of showers and storms will stretch from the Nebraska North Platte to Yellowstone National Park. This band will mimic a boundary layer as the weather remains quasi-stationary until Tuesday afternoon giving Wyoming an abundance of clouds and rain with a few storms.
Winds will be very breezy in southeast Wyoming early Monday morning. Cheyenne can see over 40mph while the region and a few other parts of the state will gust to the mid 30s throughout the day. The lingering storms overhead will definitely influence some of those winds.
Tuesday winds will become less breezy for the next few days. Expect clouds and rain until late Wednesday for a break in the weather and Thursday before we start to warm up again.
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