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Nice Today, Storms Tomorrow

By: Jordan Frazier
That cold front to our north moved through last night bringing us great weather conditions...
That cold front to our north moved through last night bringing us great weather conditions conditions today including clearing smoke and cool temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)
Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 8:17 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The cold front currently trying to make it’s way through the state made conditions very pleasant across much of Wyoming today. Temperatures stayed in the low to mid 80s for many regions and we saw clear skies with very little haze. In terms of warnings, only the north central regions of the state are under an air quality warning.

We still see some air quality warning for the north central side of the state as the winds have...
We still see some air quality warning for the north central side of the state as the winds have moved the wildfire smoke from southern Montana down to that region.(Jordan Frazier)

That is because the main wildfire smoke we are seeing is from southern Montana just north of Sheridan. After the passage of the front, the winds shifted and are coming from the northeast, moving the smoke down to the southwest, where the warnings are. Our new drought monitor came out today as well, and to my surprise, the drought situation got a little bit better in the southwestern corner near Evanston and Rock Springs.

Our drought situation has actually gotten better in the southwest corner near Evanston while...
Our drought situation has actually gotten better in the southwest corner near Evanston while the rest of the state has remained the same as last week.(Jordan Frazier)

Granted, we really need the rain, but it is nice to see that it didn’t get any worse considering the lack of rain and hot temperatures over the past week. Speaking of rain, nothing to really talk about for today. There were barely any clouds across the state too. Tomorrow, however, will be a different story. This cold front currently sitting over us is forecasted to stall out into a stationary front and the low pressure system is expected to move down to the southeastern corner. We can expect some severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon as a result. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a slight risk for the southeast with the possibility for large hail, strong gusts, and even an isolated tornado.

Severe thunderstorms are expected for the southeastern corner tomorrow with big risks including...
Severe thunderstorms are expected for the southeastern corner tomorrow with big risks including large hail and an isolated tornado.(Jordan Frazier)

We will be sure to keep you informed tomorrow as these storms develop and turn severe. Looking toward tonight, we can see very nice conditions continue as a lot of the smoke and haze move out of the region leaving us with mostly clear or party cloudy skies and nice temperatures. Tomorrow will still be on the cool side, with temperatures expected to be even lower than today.

We will still stay cool for tomorrow too with temperatures staying in the 80s for much of the...
We will still stay cool for tomorrow too with temperatures staying in the 80s for much of the state with a few 70s.(Jordan Frazier)

Still, the risk of severe storms is still there. Going into this weekend, conditions will begin warming up and the rain chances are back, but nothing on the severe side as of now. Just enjoy the nice weather that we are having today!

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