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Record Heat with Thunderstorms

16 June 2022
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 10:47 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Weather conditions across the state have calm down to the point where we saw almost no wind gusts, no cloud cover, and no chances for precipitation. They still allowed temperatures to warm up into the 80s and 90s across the state which is certainly warm for this time of year. But with this warmer weather in the forecast, it looks like some of those summertime thunderstorms look to be coming in as well. Over the next few days, expect an increase in moisture to be pushing into the state resulting in a few thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. The chances for severe storms will mostly stay to the northern side of the state, but we will keep you updated in case anything changes.

The summer heat is coming along with the summer thunderstorms in the afternoon. The severe...
The summer heat is coming along with the summer thunderstorms in the afternoon. The severe chance is small but do expect some small hail with them.(Jordan Frazier)

On top of that, the wind gusts will also be picking up in association with these storms. Gusts can get up to over 40 mph with even stronger localized ones within the storm systems. The biggest threat right now will likely be some small hail and some strong winds. This may be enough to cause some localized delays in terms of travel, but nothing more than that. Expect the next few days to be on the warmer end of the spectrum with even the overnight hours getting into the 50s across the state.

Wind gusts tomorrow will pick up from the south during tomorrow afternoon when the...
Wind gusts tomorrow will pick up from the south during tomorrow afternoon when the thunderstorms are expected to move through too.(Jordan Frazier)

Afternoon high temperatures will be getting close to record levels with a lot of 90s and even triple digits across the state and even extending into Nebraska panhandle. A lot more thunderstorm activity is expected on Sunday and Monday associated with a weak cold front. This will allow temperatures to drop about 10 to 15 degrees from what we can expect tomorrow, but nothing more than that considering this funnel system will bring more rain than anything else.

High temperatures tomorrow are expected to move closer to record heat if not hitting it....
High temperatures tomorrow are expected to move closer to record heat if not hitting it. Nonetheless, it'll be hot throughout the day until the rain comes in.(Jordan Frazier)

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