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Afternoon showers, thunderstorms pose flash flood risk


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fog in areas throughout southeastern Wyoming should give way this morning around 10 a.m., but afternoon showers and thunderstorms may pose a flash flooding risk, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected late morning and early afternoon. The flash flooding risk is mainly in the mountains near the Mullen Burn Scar area; however, Cheyenne is included in the area where storms may dump heavy rain.

(National Weather Service Graphic)

Today’s forecast calls for a high of 72 with a north-northeast wind of 5–15 mph shifting southeast in the afternoon. The chance for rain is 80%, according to the forecast. Southeastern Wyoming could see between a quarter- and a half-inch of precipitation.

Rain and thunderstorms are likely to continue before 11 p.m. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 56. The chance for rain is 60% with an additional quarter- to half-inch possible, the National Weather Service said.

Friday should be slightly warmer at about 77 degrees, with rain becoming more likely as the morning wears on, leading to a 60% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Otherwise, the day will be partly sunny, the forecast states.

For more on the forecast, visit the National Weather Service in Cheyenne’s website.