Rain, lightning and thunder in the forecast
Storm on the way
Infared image of the western United States on Thursday, October 5, showing the storm system moving across Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Image by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Temps will be in the 50s-60s
October 5, 2006
The National Weather Service out of Riverton is advising that scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected over the next several days to western and central Wyoming. These storms may produce heavy rain, lightning, hail and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour.
Patchy, dense fog may develop in places in the valley in the early morning hours. Thick fog may bring visibility down to near zero in swales and low-lying areas. Use caution when driving in the morning. Fog should dissipate by mid-morning with the warming of the day.
Over the weekend, another even stronger weather system is poised to impact the area and bring more rain showers and scattered thunderstorms. These storms may produce wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, heavy rain and hail.
Snow levels are expected to stay above 10,000 feet during the day and drop to between 7,500-8,500 feet at night over the weekend. The snow levels will drop further as the colder air begins to filter in with this next system.
Thursday night Numerous rain showers and scattered thunderstorms. Breezy. Some thunderstorms May produce gusty winds...Heavy rainfall and small hail. Lows around 40. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Patchy fog developing towards morning.
Friday Patchy dense fog in the morning may bring visibility to near zero in places. Use caution when driving. Chance of rain showers...Isolated thunderstorms in the morning...Then rain showers likely and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms May produce gusty winds...Heavy rainfall and small hail in the afternoon. Highs 54 to 58. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Friday Night Numerous rain showers...Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...Then chance of rain showers...Snow showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Breezy. Some thunderstorms May produce gusty winds...Heavy rainfall and small hail in the evening. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows 34 to 37. South winds 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Saturday Cloudy with chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 49 to 53. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Colder. Lows 25 to 28. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Columbus Day Breezy. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Tuesday Breezy. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 22.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Highs near 60. Lows 18 to 23.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy. Highs near 60. Lows 18 to 23.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Highs near 60
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov