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Thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cheyenne; snow (yes, snow) likely later in week

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Just when it seems like Wyoming is breaking free of winter’s grip, Mother Nature pulls it right back in.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne is projecting warm temperatures throughout the next few days in Wyoming’s capital city, bringing the potential of thunderstorms along with it, too. However, the weekend is currently expected to bring much chillier conditions and potentially even some late-May snow to spoil the recent run of balmy weather.

As for the weather of the immediate future, Tuesday is expected to have a high temperature of 78 degrees and partly sunny skies for much of the day, though a 40% chance of thunderstorms in the area will begin at 2 p.m. That chance will continue until about 10 p.m., after which the low is projected to dip to 44 alongside mostly cloudy skies.

Chances of precipitation for Wednesday and Thursday should remain minimal for each day as temperatures will remain warm. Wednesday’s sunny skies are expected to feature a high of 76 (though additionally with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon), while Thursday’s high of 80 will feature mostly sunny conditions but also a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

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However, snowfall could make its unwelcome return Thursday night as the low temperature is projected to dip sharply to 31, paired in tandem with a 60% chance of precipitation after 4 a.m. Friday. From there, the bureau is projecting show showers to be “likely” Friday afternoon — with possible thunder, too — as the high will only manage to creep up to 44.

Real-time weather conditions and extended forecasts are available from the NWS in Cheyenne.

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