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Ryder Porter, left, and his bother De’Aunte Porter watch as vehicles plow through the water and hail Monday, May 28, 2019, on Logan Avenue in Cheyenne. Gary Gwin/For the Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Flooding remains a possibility today with showers and a chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast for Cheyenne and southeast Wyoming.

Matthew Brothers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said with saturated soils in the area, more rain could potentially cause additional flooding today.

“It’s definitely very possible,” Brothers said. “We’re looking more at what would be lighter rainfall, but over a longer period of time. We’ll have to keep an eye out for that in most of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle.”

Brothers said forecasters don’t expect severe weather today, but can’t rule out a chance for a thunderstorm.

“There might be a few rumbles (today),” he said. “But not like (Sunday or Monday).”

Expect a high temperature in the mid 40s today under breezy conditions. Patchy fog is a possibility this morning.

New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible today.

A slight chance of showers is also in the forecast Wednesday with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Expect mostly cloudy skies with a high in the low 50s.

Residents in Cheyenne and southeast Wyoming got their fair share of rain, hail and flash flooding on the Memorial Day holiday.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service issued various watches and warming as severe weather moved through the area.

NWS Facebook followers reported hail and flooding at various locations around Cheyenne on Monday afternoon.

Those locations included: Pea-sized hail at Dell Range Boulevard and Ridge Road; quarter-size hail at F.E. Warren Air Force Base; pea- to marble-size hail in Sun Valley; pea- to marble-sized hail near the South Greeley Highway and Allison Road; pea-size hail near Holiday Park and dime- to nickel-size hail Hot Springs Avenue near Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

NWS also reported hail on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne and three miles northwest of Burns on Monday afternoon.

Pea-size hail was also observed at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle office at West Lincolnway and Bent Avenue in Cheyenne.

Flooding was reported by NWS and other observers at various locations in the city including near Cole Elementary on West 9th Street, near Holiday Park, on Dell Range Boulevard near Windmill Road, on Logan Avenue and on College Drive near Dell Range Boulevard.

Officials with Laramie County School District 1 reported late Monday that heavy rains caused water damage inside the building at Saddle Ridge Elementary, and classes would not be in session at the school today.

All other schools will be in session and bus transportation will run on a normal schedule, according to the district’s statement.

Crews are onsite to assess and repair the damage, and officials would communicate further information today.

Cheyenne Police closed East Lincolnway near Van Lennen and Maxwell avenues to traffic for several hours Monday afternoon.

Steve Knight is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s local government reporter. He can be reached at 307-633-3182 or sknight@wyomingnews.com.

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