Storms Today, Warmer and Nicer Weekend
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cooler temperatures across the state today once again thanks to that cold front passing through yesterday. It helped keep conditions cool and clear out our air from that smoke. In terms of warnings, right now there is still an air quality alert for the northwestern corner of the state near Yellowstone due to the smoke from the wildfires in southern Montana. Our smoke forecast, however, is showing for that smoke to still come back going into this weekend.
The worst of it looks to be sticking toward the western side of the state with lighter smoke to the east. It may just be enough though to affect sensitive groups and cause those air quality warnings to come back into the big cities. Based on the models from yesterday, we were expecting lots of large storms and severe weather for the southeastern corner. As of this evening, there are a couple of scattered storms but only a few on the severe side like the models have predicated. The Storm Prediction Center has dropped down to a general risk but there is still the possibility of strong winds and hail going into the evening hours. This is because the cold front stalled out over the southeast leaving us with the chances for thunderstorms this evening.
Tonight, temperatures will be right about average with lots of 50s all around and mostly clear skies. Tomorrow, conditions will likely be on the sunny side with a very small chance for afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures will be warming up into the upper 80s and lower 90s. For the rest of the weekend, the pattern looks to be the same until the middle of next week when we seem to have a powerful cold front move through upping our rain chances and cooling us to well below average temperatures.
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