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Severe Storms Today Lead to Cool and Breezy Weekend

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:54 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Lots of severe thunderstorms covering much of the state today with numerous warnings. Strong damaging winds have been the trend with these severe storms. We have already seen gusts over 70 MPH in some locations throughout the day.

As the storms pass through the region, very gusty winds over 50 MPH can be seen.
As the storms pass through the region, very gusty winds over 50 MPH can be seen.(Jordan Frazier)

These storms have allowed conditions to remain on the cooler side going into the afternoon and evening time. Highs around the state were warmer toward the south where conditions were clearer, and cooler to the north where the majority of storms took place. Our warning map it covered all around with different watches, warnings, and advisories. Air quality alerts are still in effect for much of the state as the smoke is moving around in pockets as the winds pick up with these weather systems move through.

With a mix on the map, we can see air quality warnings, fire weather watches and warnings, as...
With a mix on the map, we can see air quality warnings, fire weather watches and warnings, as well as severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.(Jordan Frazier)

Showers and storms will continue moving west to east into the late evening hours clearing out by overnight. Some of these storms will still have severe potential as the Storm Prediction Center has the central and eastern regions under a slight and marginal risk. The largest threat from these storms, as stated earlier, are the damaging winds and flying debris as a result.

Much of the state, especially the central and eastern region can see very strong and even...
Much of the state, especially the central and eastern region can see very strong and even damaging winds and small hail from these severe storms.(Jordan Frazier)

There have also been a few instances of small hail as seen on radar. This is all happening from the cold front moving from the west and combining with the stationary front to the north. The two battling pressure systems are causing this very strong wind that are helping to move these storms quickly through the state.

Cold front from the west is combining with the stationary front to the north and the battling...
Cold front from the west is combining with the stationary front to the north and the battling pressure systems are fueling the severe storms throughout the day.(Jordan Frazier)

Tomorrow, the chances for showers are on the low side as much of the rain will move out to the east overnight. For low temperatures tonight, we can expect to see average temperatures despite the clouds sticking around. Tomorrow, conditions will be on the cooler side with very breezy winds. We can see temperatures below average with those low 80s and upper 70s around the state.

After the cold front passes overnight, we can see breezy conditions as well as significantly...
After the cold front passes overnight, we can see breezy conditions as well as significantly cooler and below average temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

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