Breezy Sunday With Frontal Passage
Partly Cloudy Skies as Weather Stays South of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There was a fair amount of cumulus clouds across a windy Wyoming Sunday. In the early afternoon, isolated storms and showers developed over the northwest and southcentral regions. Over the afternoon, the weather started to dissipate and turned to clouds as radar reflectivity decreased in returns. Winds gusted to 55 mph in Big Piney and Buffalo. Greybull, Rock Springs, Riverton, Rawlins, Casper and Douglas saw wind gusts above 40 mph. No wonder there were several Fire Weather Watches and Warnings issued by the NWS in the southeast quadrant of the state that expired at 8pm. It won’t be a surprise to see a reissuance of Fire Weather Watches and Warnings Sunday as low relative humidity and breezy winds will be the dominant weather as the feature. Low temperatures tonight will be in the lower 60s in the Cheyenne region and 50s throughout the rest of Wyoming.
A trough and a dry cold front will be responsible for the breezy winds tonight, Sunday morning and afternoon. A lack of moisture in Wyoming will keep weather mostly south of Laramie and Cheyenne at the northern most region of general thunderstorms as Colorado will have much more weather action. Winds will gust over 50 mph in higher elevations and gusts above 40 mph will be scattered across the state. Winds will decrease Sunday night but remain breezy until midnight. From that point forward, weather will take a break for several days.
Sunday high temperatures will be a bit cooler in northern Wyoming due to the shallow frontal passage and surface winds in the mid 70s to low 80s. Cheyenne will stay unchanged to the south around 85 degrees. Monday, weather stays very consistent in a dry pattern with little fluctuation in temperatures set for this week.
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