The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are possible on Independence Day afternoon and evening in southeast Wyoming.

The agency says large hail, heavy rain, and damaging winds are the most likely hazards. The agency posted this statement on its website:

Storms will be on the increase late Monday afternoon. A cold front still looks to move south out of Montana Monday afternoon and eventually through southeast Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle Tuesday. A Marginal Risk area for severe storms exists from Chadron, west to Douglas Monday afternoon. Main hazard with these initial storms will be strong downburst winds to 60 mph. A Slight Risk area has been identified across the southern Panhandle, westward to Cheyenne and Laramie for Tuesday afternoon, with a Marginal Risk covering the rest of the area. Hazards with these storms Tuesday will be large hail and damaging downburst winds. If planning outdoor activities for Independence Day, anticipate severe thunderstorms and have a way to receive these warnings outdoors. Stay tuned!

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