Heavy Rain Sunday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A Flash Flood Watch will not expire until Sunday at midnight for most of Wyoming. Clouds are in abundance and weather is ever-present this weekend with showers looming past the midnight hours into Sunday and Monday morning. All of this is good news during wildfire season. A couple Flash Flood Warnings were issued for the Medicine Bow Forest and Laramie from 4pm to 7pm. A viewer sent some photos from Laramie that verified flash flooding that occurred. There is ridging over the western part of the country bringing monsoon moisture to Wyoming allowing this pattern to persist for the next 24 hours. The ridging will move eastward during this time shifting the weather with it.
Storms will start in western Wyoming by noon Sunday and progress eastward throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The eastern border is in a marginal thunderstorm area meaning heavy rain, small hail, and damaging winds are possible. Sunday we will be on the lookout for Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to the east and Flash Flood Warnings state-wide to conclude the weekend. Winds are not very significant by sustained measures gusting up to 30 mph in Torrington, Douglas and Gillette. Higher wind speeds will be associated with nearby thunderstorms.
Monday will have some remnant showers and storms throughout the state as general thunderstorms take place and the flash flood watch expires. With the passing of this major system chance storms and showers persist and cooler temperatures prevail this week throughout Wyoming.
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