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Thunderstorms, cooler weather roll into Cheyenne

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne residents can expect a mix of cooler temperatures and thunderstorms this week, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. Today, the area will experience isolated showers and potential thunderstorms, particularly west of the Laramie Range.

Tomorrow and Thursday, the weather is set to be relatively mild, with late-day showers and thunderstorms increasing in likelihood.

As the week progresses, the forecast predicts a turn toward cooler, wetter conditions starting Friday and continuing over the weekend.

In the short term, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne reports that capital city’s temperatures will remain seasonal overnight, with most areas seeing temperatures in the 30s. Daytime temps today will be moderated by a weak cool front, keeping highs in the mid- to upper 50s in most areas, although the North Platte River Valley might reach the lower 60s.

Wednesday will bring slightly higher temperatures with highs in the 60s and 70s, feeling more like spring. However, the chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms will persist into the evening.

Thursday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, with temperatures reaching near 80 degrees in lower elevations. Thursday’s main hazards will be gusty winds and large hail as conditions may lead to isolated, strong and potentially severe thunderstorms before a cooler front arrives in the evening.

For the long term, the weather pattern will remain unsettled with a good chance of rain and higher-elevation snow through Monday. Most lower-elevation areas should see minimal impacts, with rain as the main precipitation type.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: Expect sunny skies with a high near 58. Winds will come from the north at 5–10 mph, shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: There’s a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloud cover will increase, with a low around 37. Winds will come from the south-southeast at around 10 mph.
  • Wednesday: There’s a chance of showers before 7 a.m., then a chance of rain between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Winds will come from the south-southwest at around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Wednesday Night: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then a chance of rain between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Skies will be partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Winds will come from the west at 5–10 mph, shifting to the east in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Thursday: There’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 72. Winds will come from the west-southwest at 5–15 mph.
  • Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 4 a.m., followed by a chance of showers. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 42 and breezy conditions. The chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Friday: There’s a chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. The high will be near 61, with breezy conditions. The chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Friday Night: There will be showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7 p.m., after which showers are likely. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 38 and breezy conditions.
  • Saturday: Showers are likely, followed by showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 50.
  • Saturday Night: There will be showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7 p.m., after which showers are likely. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
  • Sunday: There’s a chance of showers. Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 53 and breezy conditions.
  • Sunday Night: There’s a chance of showers under partly cloudy skies, with a low around 36 and breezy conditions.
  • Monday: There’s a slight chance of showers. Expect sunny skies with a high near 64 and breezy conditions.

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