Cool weather sticks around for tonight but the heat is back on as a dominating high pressure system will keep the clouds and rain away for the next day. Fire weather is still a risk as the dry conditions stick around and hotter temperatures are on the horizon. Later in the week, storm chances increase and the temperatures drop as result, then back up again to warm temperatures and dry conditions.
We are definitely seeing a cool down as we head into the weekend after a week of record breaking temperatures. The southern and southeastern portions of the state saw scattered showers earlier this afternoon, which produced a couple rumbles of thunder. Lows tonight will be pretty mild, ranging from the 40s to the 60s. Tomorrow's high will feel nice compared to last week in the 70s to 80s in the southern half of the state. Tomorrow is also Father's Day! Keep an eye on the sky in the later hours of Sunday. There is a possible chance of some severe storms rolling into the southern part of the state, following behind a cold front.
The heat wave will have one last hoorah on Saturday as breezes pickup with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 90s for much of Wyoming. Fire threats are elevated for much of the state on Saturday afternoon with Fire Weather Watches in effect until Saturday night.
Temperatures in Casper hit another record today, as the high hit 96 degrees beating the old record in 1988 at 94 degrees. The trend of above average temperatures continues; however, the good news is temperatures are not as high as they were on Tuesday. They still look to break records but is more manageable than the triple digits. With that, some areas are beginning to see the effects of a dips in the ridge thanks to the Low system that has moved south and has been stationary over the last 24hours. With this weak system, it has brought in temperatures in the Northern areas of Wyoming much relief opposed to Tuesday. Temperatures have been in the 80s more so for much of Wednesday.
Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Laramie, Albany, Platte & Carbon county until Thursday @ 7 PM. With increase in wind strength and shift in directions, more dry conditions are setting up fire weather potentials in these areas especially along the Southern parts of Wyoming. However, Albany & Laramie county’s have been spared so far for being within drought conditions. The dry air from the SE United States is pushing it’s way into Southern Wyoming, bringing ingredients for Fire Weather.
Tuesday was the hottest day of the week so far and looks to reign supreme throughout the rest of the week. As many areas had temperatures 100+ many areas saw lower 90s and mid 90s bolstering the hottest day of the week title. The Ridge continues to be fueled by a mass amount of hot air pushing north that has expanded the most throughout today going into tonight. Aside from the heat, the problem is the air is dry coming into the state which is causing fire weather concerns that will last likely throughout much of the week.
Record heat is expected once again in Wyoming as a second heat wave continues this month. A high pressure system is keeping benign conditions around for much of the state, and strong breezes from the southwest are enhancing a fire weather threat for much of Wyoming as well.
Heading into Tuesday, A Fire Weather Watch is in place for Crook, Weston & Campbell counties until Tuesday Night and an Excessive Heat Warning for Sheridan until Tuesday Night also. Temperatures will skyrocket heading into the afternoon hours. Be very aware of how quickly things will heat up around the state and we are looking for this heat to be very disrespectful. 100+ degree temperatures will be expected throughout the early part of Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night. Some high level clouds will move in briefly through the late afternoon early evening hours and could potentially drop an isolated rain shower in SE Wyoming.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for much of Eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle through 10 PM tonight. With Warnings going out already of Severe Thunderstorms rolling east from Laramie, Goshen & Niobrara counties. Heavy Rain, Golf ball sized hail has been reported with these storms, along with wind gusts from 50-60 MPH. Expect isolated storms on and off throughout the rest of this evening and into the early part of tonight for SE/Eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. These storms will continue to track east and impact much of the NE Panhandle and look to create a line of storms to sweep through as the evening progresses.
Sunday we have a shot of seeing some severe weather in parts of Eastern Wyoming within the slight risk category according to the SPC. However, outside of tomorrow, things look to remain dry and very hot. Looking ahead temperatures in Casper looks to reach 100 degrees plus and they’re not the only ones. Many areas in the panhandle, Central & Northern regions have a couple of days of hitting those temperatures. We are continuing to see these hot temperatures as ridging increases even more so bringing in the heat from the south.
A cold front that pushed through Wyoming Thursday evening has brought cooler and calmer conditions to the state for Friday afternoon, and Wyomingites should capitalize while the pleasant conditions are here. Another heat wave will begin on Saturday, and the next one is expected to be hotter than this last one. UV indices around the state are going to be extremely high this weekend, so direct sunlight exposure should be limited and lots of sunscreen applied.
The winds are blowing in ahead of a cold front that will cool the state into pleasant weather for Friday. However, that pleasant summer heat will give way to an all out heat wave as the state looks to hit a hot dry spell.
Strong winds from the southwest combined with increasing drought and unprecedented early summer heat have lead to an increase in the wildfire threat for much of the state. At the same time the arrival of a cold front this evening will bring a chance for severe weather in parts of Wyoming and Nebraska.
High Wind Watch is in place for Eastern Wyoming through Friday morning and a High Wind Warning is in place for areas in Central Wyoming and West of the Laramie range through Midnight Friday. A Fire Weather Warning is in place until Thursday at 10 PM for North Eastern Wyoming as well.
Conditions across Wyoming are expected to be the calmest we see all week today as high pressure builds in over the region, severely limiting rain potential and offering a break from the powerful wind activity seen Tuesday. Strong winds are expected across the board on Thursday bringing back a fire weather threat, and severe storms are possible in Eastern Wyoming Thursday afternoon ahead of a mild cold front set to offer a bit of heat relief on Friday.
The Severe Weather & Storms push East tonight giving some relief to Eastern & South Eastern Wyoming Tuesday night. Cooler Temperatures will move in with low to mid 50s for much of the state and some areas in the South (Rawlins/Laramie) will be in the upper and low 40s. A Mostly Clear to Clear night is in store for much of the state. For Wednesday, temperatures will continue being a scorcher for much of the state. 90s will remain in the forecast while southern areas will be in the mid-80s.
Instability remains over the Eastern Counties in Wyoming prompting another severe weather threat for Tuesday afternoon, with the highest level being a Level 2 slight risk that encompasses the eastern portions of all the counties that border Nebraska and South Dakota. The Panhandle of Nebraska is also in this risk zone. Strong, dry winds from the southwest along with temperatures in the upper 80s to the mid 90s this afternoon are fueling a fire weather threat in Central, Southern, and parts of Northern Wyoming for this afternoon as well.
Hot & Dry conditions being paired with more breezy winds Tuesday will prompt an elevated risk for fire weather in Southern & Central Wyoming. The day will begin mostly with clear conditions around the state with winds being prompted to breezy and gusty in some areas into the afternoon. As the day progresses, Severe Thunderstorms look to move in for much of Eastern Wyoming. These storms will also impact Northern Colorado. the Nebraska Panhandle & Northern/Eastern Wyoming. These storms will include Large-sized hail, Heavy rain, strong gusty winds & possible tornadoes.
A cool night is upon us as winds continue to increase to above breezy speeds. Rain showers look to clear out going into the night, with quieter conditions popping up Monday morning. However, as ridging continues, heat will persist throughout the state over the coming days.
Another well-above average temperatures around the state as 90s and upper 80 degree temperatures swept through Wyoming continuing the heat wave average. A Northern Low is descending into Wyoming and will be cooling temperatures in the North going into Sunday giving a break from the heat in those areas. However, the Southern & Central areas of Wyoming will be remaining in the mid to upper 80 range with plenty of sun in the Central region.
Summer heat is reaching its peak for this week today with the 90s continuing for most of Wyoming through the weekend. Saturday is Free Fishing Day for most of the state and will offer a way to beat the heat, however some isolated storms in the afternoon could present a hazard to anglers who remain near the water during the late afternoon or evening hours thanks to hail and the dangers of lightning and water. Strong breezes in parts of the state on Sunday could lead to an elevated risk for wildfires, especially in the drought stricken regions.
High pressure continues heading into Friday - prompting more dry conditions. with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will continue to increase as we approach the weekend. However, with an upper-level trough descending into the northern areas of Wyoming. We could see some isolated rain showers into the Central and Northern areas of Wyoming around dinner time Friday. These showers will be brief and the overall theme of Friday is hot & sunny.
Wyoming will be drying out and cooling down Wednesday night, as temperatures reach into the 40s and 50s. However, the same can not be said for Thursday and heading into the weekend. Warm weather will turn hot weather for many areas as temperatures reaching upper 70s, the 80s and, 90 degree temperatures and look to remain that way heading into the weekend.
A pattern shift is taking over the western US today bringing scorching heat to Wyoming ahead of the first weekend of June. While many folk may be ready for the nice conditions, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself from sun damage and other hazards in the extreme heat.
Some isolated storms are expected in Southeast Wyoming this afternoon, though nothing crazy seems likely with a limited severe threat in place and storms arriving earlier than typical for this time of year. Hot temperatures and sunshine will finish the week as a major heat wave rolls in.
A few rain chances remain from this weekend's pattern as the new week begins, but they are all expected to fizzle out by Wednesday. Summer heat will move in for quite a few locations ahead of the first weekend of June as a powerful high pressure system builds in over the western US.
A cool & gloomy day persisted through Southern Wyoming for Sunday. The abundance of moisture looks to dry out as we go into Memorial Day thanks to a High Pressure rolling into the state by Monday afternoon. However, there still remains chances of light rain showers in SE Wyoming and even though it is unlikely, there is a chance of an isolated thunderstorm in the area as well.
The active weather pattern we have been experiencing for the past few days continues this holiday weekend. Rain showers and thunderstorms look to start back up along the Southern and NE areas of Wyoming beginning through the morning into the afternoon and evening hours.
Friday: clearing skies and warmer temperatures begin going into our afternoon hours. Closing in on dinner time, clouds will recover and chances of isolated thunderstorms around Central and NE Wyoming become more possible and have a chance to threaten the SE areas of Wyoming as well. Friday Night: A cold front will bring in cooler temperatures, as an upper level trough continues to influence potential rain/t-storms heading into the weekend especially into Saturday evening as another cold front prompts some more active weather.
Mostly sunny and warm conditions will finish the final work week of May before storms return for Memorial Day weekend. Dropping temperatures over the weekend will limit the severe weather threat, especially Sunday when storms and rain will be most widespread.
Today brings some of the nicest weather we will see this week, but strong winds and severe weather chances return for Wednesday afternoon along with a plethora of cloud cover. The highest risk for severe weather in the viewing area will be the Nebraska Panhandle and far Eastern Wyoming which are currently under a Slight Risk for Wednesday afternoon.
The severe weather pattern is out, and some more pleasant conditions are expected for the final week of May. Wind will come and go throughout this week with Central Wyoming taking the brunt of it, and rain chances look to peak Wednesday before stormy activity looks to return Memorial Day Weekend.
The severe weather saga will continue into the weekend, with the lowest risk levels expected today thanks to an abundance of cloud cover and much cooler conditions for most of the state following yesterday's cold front. As temperatures slightly climb Saturday and Sunday, the severe risks will climb a bit with them. Powerful winds are expected to return on Sunday across the state.
There is a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorm activity in Eastern Wyoming this afternoon as temperatures reach their peak for the week, allowing for maximum energy and instability for storm development. That risk will drop on Friday as temperatures cool following the passing of a mild cold front, however rain activity is expected to go up into the first half of the weekend before wind takes over on Sunday.
As temperatures rise and the jet stream begins to dip on Thursday, the risk for severe weather is on the rise. Abundant surface heating will create large amounts of instability in Eastern Wyoming and the Panhandle of Nebraska, prompting the SPC to issue a Slight (Level 2) risk for severe weather. The primary threats are hail and strong winds, however an isolated tornado is not out of the realm of possibility.
A weak ridge is building into the jet stream for the middle of the week, warming temperatures and keeping storm activity at bay. Come Thursday this will begin to break down as another trough rolls through, raising storm threats as we head into the weekend. With warmer conditions heading into this weekend, especially Thursday, severe weather threats will be higher rolling into the weekend this time around. A larger dip in the jet stream will also bring more dynamics that further the risk of severe weather, which will raise the tornado threat.
Storms are beginning in SE Wyoming especially in Cheyenne. Storms don’t look to be severe today, however, some areas may experience small hail. Large rain drops are to be expected with thunderstorms that develop in the afternoon with moderate to heavy pockets of rain to be expected.
Showers and Thunderstorms have popped up around Southern and Western Wyoming as those areas continue to be in the Marginal risk category according to the SPC for Sunday. Monday, as it stands, has the very southern corners of Laramie county heading into Monday. Any rain or storm that occurs this afternoon or evening look to clear out as we go into tonight.
Another round of potential severe weather this fine Saturday. Many areas have experienced a gloomy and cloudy day, now, the afternoon heading into our evening hours are becoming more active around the state. There is a continued Marginal risk throughout much of Wyoming areas that potentially experience severe thunderstorms could see heavy rain, small hail and strong wind gusts. Tornado risk is a possibility but unlikely under the current circumstances.
Multiple days of PM thunderstorms are expected to begin today with the possibility of severe weather in some areas as we roll into the weekend. The risk for today in parts of Wyoming tops out at a Level 1 "Marginal" risk with strong wind gusts and small hail expected with storms that pass through. A similar risk will be in play tomorrow as well however slightly cooler temperatures will likely reduce the risk zone.
After a dry summer and mild winter in Wyoming drought conditions are finally consistently improving around Wyoming ahead of the summer months, and more of that is evident in this week's drought monitor.