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Cold Front Stopping Record Heat

13 June 2022
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 12:01 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was an interesting day in terms of weather because we had a new incoming cold front which brought some very strong winds to the region on top of a large drop in temperatures. Along the south eastern side of the state, we saw near record high temperatures and even some smoke due to wildfires in the states to the south. The strong winds from the incoming cold front did cause a few delays on our travel impacts map along interstate 80 as well as interstate 25. Most of the shower activity we saw was along the leading edge of the cold front pushing to the east going into the overnight hours. There is a small chance that some of this weather could become severe along the north eastern side of the state so we will continue to keep our eye on it. By early tomorrow morning, expect a couple isolated snow showers along the far western side of the state and mountain ranges to these new colder temperatures brought in by the frontal system.

While the showers and thunderstorms came through today, they are very short lived as they...
While the showers and thunderstorms came through today, they are very short lived as they follow the front of the cold front.(Jordan Frazier)

Afterwards, high pressure begins pushing its way in from the west resulting in some very nice conditions with little clouds and minimal precipitation. The one downside to this is the fact that some strong westerly winds will be coming back into the region. Temperatures will begin warming up slowly throughout the week and the wind chill should help me conditions feel just a little bit cooler on top of it all. Most of the smoke that we saw during the early parts of today in Cheyenne will push out very quickly thanks to the cold front bringing those strong winds back into the region.

This cold front is very strong and will be bringing some strong wind gusts up to 50 mph across...
This cold front is very strong and will be bringing some strong wind gusts up to 50 mph across the state over the next few days.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight, an increase in cloud cover and precipitation chances will result in some slightly warm temperatures with those upper 40s and lower 50s. The high temperatures for tomorrow afternoon are going to drop about 20° from what we saw today, so expect some more 60s and 70s as opposed to 80s and 90s. Those warm temperatures will make a come back as early as the end of the week with lots of 90s coming back into the forecast and a few regions getting back into the triple digits once again.

High temperatures will be dropping off about 20-30 degrees for the afternoon tomorrow thanks to...
High temperatures will be dropping off about 20-30 degrees for the afternoon tomorrow thanks to the very strong cold front moving through.(Jordan Frazier)

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