Hot Sunday with a Few Strong Storms as we Approach a Windy Week Ahead

Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 8:58 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Six high temperature records were tied or broken today across Wyoming. Cheyenne tied their high temperature of 92 set back in 1956. Besides the hotness, strong storms in east Wyoming developed in the late afternoon. Some were forecasted while others were a surprise. Forecasts indicated severe thunderstorm and tornado watches in northeast Wyoming while severe thunderstorms in the Nebraska panhandle added a brief tornado warning 8 miles north of Scottsbluff at 5:23pm to 5:45pm moving northeast. There was no reissuance or extension but severe storms will continue into South Dakota and west Nebraska for a few more hours into the evening. Hot temperatures were in effect Sunday. Monday will be the last of this heat for the next several days as a cold push of air moves over the state Tuesday behind a cold front. Low temperatures Sunday night are warm in the southeast with lower 60s and upper 50s. Tomorrows high temperatures will have a large disparity across the state starting in the southeast with 90s and 100s. Temperatures will decrease as you track to the northwest into the 80s, 70s, 60s and even 50s along the Wyoming western border.

Large change in temperatures along a southeast to northwest axis as cold air will give us a...
Large change in temperatures along a southeast to northwest axis as cold air will give us a break from the heat heading into Tuesday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Monday morning, weather will start as a line of rain showers, isolated thunderstorms and snow in the mountains over western Wyoming. That line of storms will push east across Wyoming throughout the day. The area of strongest storms will be in northeast Wyoming east of Gillette like we saw Sunday. Those storms will again push east toward Sundance with potential for high winds over 50 mph and large hail.

A line of storms will start in the west Monday morning and track east throughout the day with...
A line of storms will start in the west Monday morning and track east throughout the day with potential for stronger storms by the late afternoon in northeast Wyoming.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Winds will be in abundance this week across Wyoming. Monday, Rock Springs and Rawlins will reach the mid 30 mph range while Laramie will reach 45mph. Tuesday will have the strongest winds across Wyoming nearing or exceeding 50mph for all of southeast Wyoming.

South central Wyoming will have the strongest wind speeds Monday afternoon.
South central Wyoming will have the strongest wind speeds Monday afternoon.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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