Severe Weather Looks to Return Tuesday

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Cheyenne, WY - Just days after a thunderstorm ripped through Cheyenne producing destructive microburst winds, torrential rain, hail and even a tornado, more severe weather is anticipated on Tuesday.

A potent shortwave currently located over Idaho will drop southeast in to the region on Tuesday producing thunderstorms, many of which may be severe.

The air will become increasingly unstable in the afternoon as moisture increases and temperatures climb in to the mid to upper 70's. With surface winds coming out of south-southeast and winds aloft moving in from the northwest, there will be more than enough wind shear for severe thunderstorms in SE Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

Severe storms are currently expected from 1 PM through 10 PM, though a few strong to severe storms could linger overnight. The primary threats of severe weather will be large hail, destructive winds and flooding, but due to good rotation near the surface a few tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Storm Tracker 5 Chief Meteorologist Chris Yates has given tomorrow's severe weather risk a rating of 7 on the Storm:CON Index. This means that there is a 7 in 10 (70%) Chance of severe weather occurring within a 25 miles of any point located within the severe weather risk area. The colored bars indicate the likely hood of that type of severe weather within severe storms. Green - Low, Yellow - Elevated, Orange - Medium to High, Red - Very High.

For more information, click on the link to the Storm Tracker 5 Weather Forecast on the right hand side of the page.

There is a 7 in 10 chance of severe weather occurring in the region on Tuesday. The primary risk are large hail, damaging winds, and flooding though an isolated tornado will also be possible.
Here is the area that stands the greatest chance of seeing severe on Tuesday.
A shortwave currently located over Northern Idaho will drop southeast tonight, moving through the region Tuesday. This disturbance will bring in extra energy and higher jet stream winds to increase instability and shear across the region.

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