Storms Depart Tonight but Return for Labor Day
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Storms have been causing disruptions for Labor Day plans today. As we lose the daytime heating, we will see storms decrease in coverage and even intensity. Tonight looks to be still on the mild, in terms of temperatures, with lows into the 60s for northeast Wyoming. While most areas will see temperatures into the 50s. If headed to northwest Wyoming, you may need a jacket as lows will fall into the low to middle 40s.
As we head into Labor Day, our eyes are on the potential for some strong storms that could impact parts of Wyoming. Much of the state is under a Marginal Risk for strong to severe thunderstorms for Monday. Some areas into far northeast Wyoming are under a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms. Some storms tomorrow could contain some gusty winds and small hail. Best severe weather chance looks to stay north of I-80 and east of I-25.
We also could be dealing with the potential for localized flooding across Northern Wyoming. Showers and thunderstorms may contain torrential rainfall rates as they move through the area. We could see rainfall amounts approach 1-1.5″ with locally higher amounts. This could result in some flooding issues over northern Wyoming.
High temperatures will not be as warm, but will still be considered above normal. We will see temperatures in eastern Wyoming into the 80s while temperatures are only into the 60s and 70s across Central Wyoming. Impressively, we will see highs into the 40s in Northwest Wyoming closer to the Montana and Idaho borders.
We could be dealing with some gusty winds as well as a strong cold front moves through. We could see wind gusts over 40 mph at times, especially later in the day on Monday. So make sure you bring in any loose outdoor objects that could be blown around in the gusty winds. These winds will be outside any thunderstorms that occur.
Taking a look at the extended forecast for Cheyenne, showers and thunderstorms do move through the area for Monday along with a cold front. We catch a break from the hear on Tuesday, before we see temperatures warm back up. Although temperatures do warm back up, they return to near normal for this time of year. Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast for the remainder of the week, with only a slight chance of afternoon and evening showers and storms. We see temperatures drop back down into the 70s.
For Casper, we are looking at a chance of showers and storms into Monday with a cold front moving through. A few strong storms are possible as well. It will be breezy at times for the area. We get a break from the heat before we warm back up as well. Dry weather is expected through the remainder of the work week and through the weekend. We will then see temperatures drop back down into the 70s.
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