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June 21 Evening Weather Update

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:10 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a cold front brought us some much needed rain last night, we cooled off significantly today reaching a highs in the low 70′s for much of the state. This weather is what we typically see this time of year, but it is only short lived for now. We are being dominated by a high pressure system that is keeping our air very dry. This system is also increasing our chances for stronger wind gusts tomorrow afternoon.

High pressure continues to dominate the region pushing away the clouds brought on by a trough....
High pressure continues to dominate the region pushing away the clouds brought on by a trough. This will bring gusty winds to the state by tomorrow afternoon.(Jordan Frazier)

With that being said, there are a few fire weather watches and warnings sparking up due to these dry conditions. These watches and warnings are not set to expire until the middle of the week so be sure to exercise caution when around open flames. Our current drought monitor still shows that much of state very dry further increasing the risk for wildfires.

Fire weather watches and warnings are scattered throughout the eastern side of Wyoming as dry...
Fire weather watches and warnings are scattered throughout the eastern side of Wyoming as dry air continues to dominate the region.(Jordan Frazier)

Going into the overnight hours, we can expect to stay cool with lows in the 40′s and 50′s throughout the region. Tomorrow will be very similar to the heat that we experienced last week. 90′s are expected throughout much of the state some increasing clouds into the late evening and night time hours on Tuesday. The highs will remain in the 90′s going into Wednesday and even some triple digit temperatures are possible in the Nebraska panhandle and in northern Colorado.

Much of Wyoming tomorrow will see that same unseasonably warm heat that took place last week....
Much of Wyoming tomorrow will see that same unseasonably warm heat that took place last week. Mid 90s and little clouds mean that hydration is key.(Jordan Frazier)

This is leading up to a low pressure system accompanied by a trough that we expect to hit our region by Thursday. With this system, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible and cooler temperatures are expected, but we need to get through a few days of unseasonably warm temperatures first.

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