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Scattered Showers and Breezy Conditions Ahead

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Warmer temperatures are showing back up in the cowboy state with upper 80s and 90s all around. Dry conditions continue throughout much of the central and southeastern regions as new fire watches and warnings are in effect. The air quality warnings are back too for the eastern side as the wildfire smoke continues to plague much of the state.

Southern regions, mostly toward the southeast are still seeing hot and dry conditions prompting...
Southern regions, mostly toward the southeast are still seeing hot and dry conditions prompting new fire weather watches and warnings as well as air quality warnings.(Jordan Frazier)

We can plan to see some relief by midday tomorrow as the wind from the approaching weather system will help move a lot of that smoke out to the east. Unfortunately, it will not last long as there are still pockets of heavy smoke that will reach down into the northern cities. We do see lots of isolated showers and storms moving through the northern half of the state helping to ease the fire risks and cool down temperatures. The biggest threat with these storms today are very strong winds between 40 and 50 MPH. Right now, we are seeing that cold front to the north turned stationary, along with a low pressure system there and two troughs helping to fuel these storms. A high pressure system to the northwest is causing these very breezy conditions to the north. Out in Nevada, we have a cold front moving this way. This will combine with the stationary front tomorrow and move out to the east.

The stationary front to the north is fueling the storms while the cold front out west will move...
The stationary front to the north is fueling the storms while the cold front out west will move through bringing us breezy but cooler conditions this weekend.(Jordan Frazier)

When this happens, we can expect our storm chances to increase going into tomorrow and the wind to be quite strong as well. Once it passes, we will be left with clear skies, breezy conditions, and slightly cooler weather. For tonight, clouds will be rolling in ahead of this system leaving much of the state in the upper 50s and 60s. Tomorrow, the haze will still be sticking around but we can start to see some cooler high temperatures as the showers and storms begin to make there way through around lunchtime.

As the showers and storms begin to move through tomorrow, we can see some cooler conditions,...
As the showers and storms begin to move through tomorrow, we can see some cooler conditions, mostly to the northern regions where the weather is expected.(Jordan Frazier)

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