Friday, March 6, 2015
The arctic air mass brought by the last storm is still influencing our weather today with cold morning temperatures even as it is being rapidly moderated by the strengthening early March sun. Though we are in a warming trend for the next week, a couple of weak waves embedded in the fast northwest flow north and east of us will keep temperatures near normal Saturday and then again Sunday. The stronger and further west Sunday wave will bring more cooling than Saturday and also showers to southern Colorado.
Temperatures will warm to above average beginning Monday and last through much of the workweek as the West Coast ridge builds. A weak and disorganized Pacific wave interacts with the ridge by the end of the workweek increasing the chances of light showers for then and into the next weekend. Another significant push of Pacific energy is forecast to attack the ridge early in the next workweek, possibly beginning another storm cycle.