Today’s weather: Breezy in the south, seasonal temperatures, thunderstorms in the afternoon

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service in Riverton said today that it will be breezy across Sweetwater and Natrona Counties, with scattered late day showers and thunderstorms across Central and Western Wyoming. There could be snow above 8,500 feet.  See today’s Weather Story above, and the synopsis below:

SYNOPSIS:
A CANADIAN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SWING A PACIFIC COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION TODAY…WHICH WILL BRING COOLER AND UNSETTLED WEATHER BACK TO THE COWBOY STATE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. BREEZY WINDS AND CLOUDS…WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE STATE TODAY AS WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INVADE THE WEST THIS MORNING AND THEN SPREAD EASTWARD DURING THE REST OF THE DAY. THE THREAT OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LABOR DAY ALONG WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.



THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING STRONG WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH THIS AFTERNOON IN
ADDITION TO FREQUENT DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND SOME HAIL LARGER THAN A
PENNY POSSIBLE IN STRONGEST STORMS. IN ADDITION TO THE GUSTY ERRATIC
THUNDERSTORM WINDS THERE WILL ALSO BE A STEADY 20 TO 35 MPH BREEZE
FROM SWEETWATER TO NATRONA COUNTIES AND OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
TODAY...CAUSING A CROSS WIND ALONG INTERSTATES 80 AND 25.

TEMPERATURES WILL DROP WITH A COLD FRONT LATE TONIGHT WITH SNOW
POSSIBLE ABOVE 8500 FEET IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...WITH MORE COVERAGE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY THAN MONDAY. BREEZY
AT TIMES.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS...
MAINLY OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY...A LITTLE BETTER
COVERAGE ON FRIDAY.

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