Average Temperatures, Chance Storms This Week

Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 8:14 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Sunday weather was very similar to Saturday’s as weather stuck to the west and southern borders of Wyoming. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms developed over the afternoon and a lone storm cell appeared west of Cheyenne producing at least one lightning strike near the airport. Rain with that solo storm would have been good company as an inhibiter to the light smoke that is permeating the air. Smoke originating from the 90,000 acre wildfire in Idaho is the main weather threat Sunday and Monday. With general thunderstorms forecasted to the west and northern parts of Wyoming Monday, inclement storm weather can solve an airborne weather problem. Smoke finally makes its way to northeast Wyoming Tuesday after blanketing the state for a couple days.

Light smoke blankets Wyoming until Tuesday.
Light smoke blankets Wyoming until Tuesday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Low temperatures are around the mid 50s tonight in the Cheyenne region, near 60 to the north, and the 40s and 50s out west. Tomorrow’s high temperatures near 90 in Nebraska and northern Wyoming. Cheyenne, Laramie and the far west will have temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s.

These temperatures will not vary much over this week.
These temperatures will not vary much over this week.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Winds are not a big contributor to any of the wildfires with light breezes being the predominant condition. Briefly Monday afternoon wind speeds increase from Big Piney to Rock Springs up to 40mph due to winds from the northwest, and local terrain associated with afternoon weather. Other than that, winds stay below 20 mph elsewhere throughout Wyoming for the next few days.

Gusty winds will briefly increase Monday afternoon from Big Piney to Rock Springs due to local...
Gusty winds will briefly increase Monday afternoon from Big Piney to Rock Springs due to local terrain and weather.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Tuesday is forecasting a shift east of afternoon general thunderstorms and a start to more widespread storms throughout Wyoming with monsoon moisture. Temperatures remain consistent through the week being average for this time of year.

Chance storms start Tuesday for the week with temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Chance storms start Tuesday for the week with temperatures in the low to mid 80s.(Ryan Shollenberger)