Storms & Flooding Threaten Cheyenne, Laramie, & Wheatland Today
After yesterday's round of downpours, SE Wyoming looks particularly waterlogged today. The National Weather Service of Cheyenne reports that the capital city received over an inch of rain in under an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Today, storms and flooding are projected to continue across portions of SE Wyoming.
Storms & Flash Flooding in SE Wyoming Today
The Cheyenne office of the NWS has placed much of SE Wyoming on a Flood Watch this afternoon until midnight, August 3. The oncoming storms are capable of producing rainfall in excess of one inch per hour.
Residents of Wheatland should anticipate showers and rain this afternoon. "A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. "
NWS anticipates the possibility of flash flooding from today's storms. Read the full Flood Watch post from NWS below:
"A Flood Watch is in effect from noon until midnight today for portions of southeast Wyoming including the Snowy Range, Laramie Valley, much of Albany County, Platte County and Laramie County, including Cheyenne, Laramie and Wheatland. Expect scattered to numerous showers, and scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Some storms will likely produce locally heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding. Rainfall amounts could exceed one inch per hour from some thunderstorms."