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Cheyenne breaks heat records over the weekend, and thunderstorms are ahead for later this week


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — After a hot weekend, the weather should be cooler this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne broke a heat record Saturday, July 9, by 1 degree. The original record, set in 2016, was 96 degrees Fahrenheit. The record for July 9 is now 97 degrees, as of this past weekend.

According to the NWS, the heat is not something that will stick around for today, July 11, as the high projected is 77 degrees. After a cool evening with a low of 53, the temperatures will slowly return to higher temperatures and possible thunderstorms.

Tuesday there is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon, with a high of 85 before dropping to 54 that evening. Wednesday also has possible afternoon showers, and the temperature is projected to return to higher temps, with the high around 92.