Don Day Wyoming Weather Forecast: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

It’s Independence Day! But it’s not the weather we’re used to on the 4th of July - rain showers and cooler weather will put a (literal) damper on festivities around the Cowboy State.

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Wendy Corr

July 04, 20237 min read

Lightning in Laramie, Wyoming on July 2, 2023
Lightning in Laramie, Wyoming on July 2, 2023 (Courtesy, Loretta Prader)

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It’s Independence Day! But it’s not the weather we’re used to on the 4th of July - rain showers and cooler weather will put a (literal) damper on festivities around the Cowboy State. This active weather pattern is expected to continue through the end of the week, with daily afternoon and evening rain showers and thunderstorms - but by the weekend, temperatures will start to climb.

Central

Casper: Partly sunny today, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 66; breezy, with winds gusting as high as 23 mph. Showers are likely tonight and possibly a thunderstorm, with a low around 49; breezy, with gusts as high as 21 mph. 

Riverton: Partly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms after 9am, and a high near 69; breezy, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected before midnight, with a low around 49; breezy, with wind gusts as high as 22 mph. 

Jeffrey City: Partly sunny today, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 71; breezy, with winds gusting as high as 20 mph. Overnight, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected, with a low around 45; breezy, with gusts as high as 23 mph. 

Southwest

Evanston: Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon, and a high near 74. Mostly clear tonight, with a low around 45. 

Rock Springs: Partly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon, and a high near 78; breezy, with wind gusts as high as 26 mph. Mostly clear and breezy overnight, with a low around 47 and wind gusts as high as 21 mph.

Lyman: Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of showers, and thunderstorms also possible after noon, with a high near 77. Mostly clear tonight, with a low around 45. 

Western Wyoming

Pinedale: Mostly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon, and a high near 71; breezy, with winds gusting as high as 31 mph. Mostly clear and breezy overnight, with a low around 42, and wind gusts as high as 23 mph.

Big Piney: Mostly sunny and breezy today, with isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon, and a high near 73, with wind gusts as high as 33 mph. Mostly clear and breezy overnight, with a low around 41 and winds gusting as high as 24 mph.

Alpine: Sunny and breezy today, with a high near 76 and wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Mostly clear overnight, with a low around 43. 

Northwest

Dubois: Mostly sunny and breezy today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, with a high near 65; winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, and a low around 43. 

Jackson: Sunny and breezy today, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, and a high near 73; winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Mostly clear overnight, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, and a low around 41; breezy, with winds gusting as high as 20 mph. 

Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park: Mostly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 63. Partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. 

Bighorn Basin:

Thermopolis: Mostly cloudy and breezy today, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 66; winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 50.

Cody: Mostly cloudy and breezy today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 60; winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy overnight, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 47; winds could gust as high as 21 mph. 

Lovell: Partly sunny and breezy today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 66; winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Mostly cloudy and windy overnight, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 50; winds could gust as high as 34 mph. 

North Central

Buffalo: Breezy today, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm, and a high near 60; winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 48. 

Sheridan: Showers are expected today, with thunderstorms possible, and a high near 63. Partly cloudy overnight, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 44. 

Story: Showers are likely today, and possibly a thunderstorm, and a high near 58. Mostly cloudy overnight, with a  chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 43. 

Northeast

Gillette: Cloudy and breezy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 59; winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Mostly cloudy tonight, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, and a low around 46. 

Newcastle: Mostly cloudy and breezy today, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 65; winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 45. 

Moorcroft: Cloudy and breezy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 61; winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 46.

Eastern Plains:

Torrington: Partly sunny and breezy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, and a high near 76, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, with a low around 49. 

Douglas: Mostly cloudy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, with a high near 69. Showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, with a low around 46. 

Wright: There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with a high near 59; breezy, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 45. 

Southeast:

Cheyenne: There’s a slight chance of rain before noon today, then showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon – some of the storms could be severe; increasing clouds, with a high near 76. Showers are likely overnight, with severe thunderstorms possible, and a low around 46.

Laramie: There’s a slight chance of rain today, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 76. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight (some of the storms could be severe), with a low around 44. 

Chugwater: Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of rain, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon (some of the storms could be severe), with a high near 71. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight (some of the storms could be severe), with a low around 48. 

South Central:

Rawlins: Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of rain, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, and a high near 74. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 43. 

Encampment: Mostly sunny today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, and a high near 76. Partly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, and a low around 45. 

Hanna: Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of rain before noon, then showers and thunderstorms are likely, with a high near 71. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 46.

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