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Severe weather, strong winds expected in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A strong capping inversion will lead to relatively calm weather in Cheyenne today. However, severe thunderstorms could develop this evening if the cap breaks. The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has highlighted the possibility of large hail and gusty winds.

The NWS in Cheyenne is predicting a slight chance of severe weather this evening. The conditions include strong wind gusts over 60 mph and large hail due to favorable atmospheric conditions. There’s also a potential for rotating updrafts and isolated tornadoes in the southern Nebraska panhandle.

Late Monday night into early Tuesday, Cheyenne is expected to experience strong winds. Gusts could exceed 50–55 mph in the wind-prone corridors of southeast Wyoming. The NWS in Cheyenne has issued a high wind watch for the region from midnight to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A cold front will bring cooler temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will drop 10–20 degrees compared to Monday. Most areas west of the Laramie Range will see temperatures in the 60s, while areas to the east will experience low to mid-70s.

From Thursday through Saturday, a warming trend will develop. Cheyenne will see daily chances for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs will return to the upper 70s to mid-80s by the weekend.

Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather reports and take necessary precautions for potential severe weather and high winds.