Weather Changes Have Arrived
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
Conditions this morning began quite clear and calm. There were hazy skies due to the smoke. Temperatures were mild and comfortable starting our Friday. Into this afternoon, temperatures have warmed up and cloud coverage has begun increasing. Heavier cloud coverage and rain showers are going to be on the way within the next couple of hours.
This morning, clouds began moving into the Cowboy State starting in the SW corner. Since then, cloud coverage and rain showers have continued moving North throughout the western half of the state. Now into the afternoon, southerly winds are going to be bringing more of the cloud coverage into the rest of the state. Clouds and showers will keep moving North through the central and eastern half of the state today. The NE corner of the state is now under a Level 2 - Slight Risk for severe weather. Gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder/lightning, and small hail production are all likely. Overnight, the showers will clear out. The process will repeat much like this again Saturday and Sunday. The days will start with clouds and will gradually see more showers.
Smoke is staying consistent today from yesterday. The sky has a hazy film to it this afternoon. Fires in Arizona and New Mexico are continuing to produce large amounts of smoke. These strong winds from the South are continuing to carry the smoke through Colorado and across Wyoming. This evening, heavier smoke is likely in the NE corner. Tomorrow morning, the heavier smoke will be in the SW corner. Going through the day Saturday and Sunday, smoke looks like it will lighten up.
Temperatures are HOT today. High temperatures today are ranging from the lower 70s to triple digits. Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 40s to lower 70s. Tomorrow, we will see temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to triple digits. With the showers, it may be a good idea to buy dad an umbrella for Father’s Day or plan indoor activities.
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