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Smoking Hot

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Aug. 8, 2021 at 5:18 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Relative to yesterday where we saw smoky, but cool and breezy conditions, to we saw smoking hot conditions. Get it, because it was smoky and hot? Enough with my bad jokes. The smoke from these wildfires keeps coming in from the west due to the breezy conditions which continues to degrade our air quality.

Smoke from the wildfires keeps coming in with the westerly winds prompting air quality warning...
Smoke from the wildfires keeps coming in with the westerly winds prompting air quality warning for much of the state. The dry conditions aren't helping the fire either.(Jordan Frazier)

Air quality warnings are in effect for much, if not the entire state and they don’t seem to getting better anytime soon. Our smoke forecast is still showing patches of clear air, only for the heavy and thick smoke to come right back in. Please try to limit outside activities especially if you have any pre-existing heart or lung issues. Not too much rain either on our radar to help clear out some of that smoke and haze. Surface map is showing a cold front to our north that will be moving in tomorrow bringing some cooler temperatures to the north but some chances for isolated showers for the south.

There is a cold front moving through tomorrow bringing some showers chances for the southeast...
There is a cold front moving through tomorrow bringing some showers chances for the southeast while cooling off the north.(Jordan Frazier)

I do not expect anything in terms of severe as the Storm Prediction Center only has a general thunderstorm risk in effect. Tonight, conditions will remain mostly clear, but still lots of smoke and haze sticking around. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s for much of the viewing area. Tomorrow, the warmer temperatures will stick around the southeastern corner, where the rain is expected, while the north can see some cooler temperatures thanks to the passage of that cold front. Later in the week, temperatures will warm back up to seasonable levels and conditions will remain dry until next weekend.

As a cold front moves through tomorrow, the northern parts of the sate can see cooler...
As a cold front moves through tomorrow, the northern parts of the sate can see cooler temperatures while the southeast corner and see some isolated showers.(Jordan Frazier)

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