Cool Weekend Temperatures

Sunday Showers and Storms in the Cheyenne Region
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 9:05 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a record hot day in Cheyenne Friday, Saturday has brought a cool down with statewide clouds, rain showers and thunderstorms with a stationary front making its way through Wyoming. This can only help with the several wildfires that have been producing light smoke across the Cowboy State. Idaho nears 70,000 acres, Sugarloaf approaches 1,000, northeast Wyoming Fish fire is almost 7,000 acres and Carter Canyon Nebraska is eclipsed at 15,000 acres burned encapsulating Wyoming in light smoke depending on wind direction. There were 2 severe thunderstorm warnings Saturday. One was north of Casper, the other was north of Cheyenne. Both were relatively small, expired quickly, and no storm reports verified the 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail radar had indicated.

High pressure will build from the northwest and push weather east over the next 24 hours as the stationary boundary lingers along the southern Wyoming border. Sunday afternoon general thunderstorms will develop over the southeast third of the state. Temperatures will remain cool as the stationary front takes its time to push south and clear to Colorado and Nebraska. Overnight temperatures will be in the low 60s to upper 50s in the Cheyenne region and low to upper 50s elsewhere in Wyoming. Tomorrows high temperatures will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s across the state.

A couple showers and storms will develop north of the stationary front near Cheyenne Sunday...
A couple showers and storms will develop north of the stationary front near Cheyenne Sunday afternoon.(Ryan Shollenberger)
The cool down continues Sunday as the stationary front clears to the south leaving us some...
The cool down continues Sunday as the stationary front clears to the south leaving us some cooler temperatures to conclude the weekend.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Sunday will have mostly showers and a few isolated storms near the Cheyenne region. They will start around 1pm and persist for the afternoon with mostly intermittent rain showers. Weather and clouds will clear in the early evening. This should be the last of weather for the next few days as high pressure will build in western Wyoming pushing the weather to the east. As a result, temperatures will warm through the week closing in on hot triple digits by the end of the week. As temperatures warm, Wyoming will be drier and fewer clouds than usual will not improve any wildfire conditions.

After a stormy Sunday, Cheyenne will warm and become drier throughout the week.
After a stormy Sunday, Cheyenne will warm and become drier throughout the week.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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