Thursday, September 10, 2015
The warm sunny days and cool nights will continue through the weekend before a strong Pacific storm interacting with a former hurricane near Baja brings wet and cool fall-like weather to the Steamboat Springs area early next week.
But first, a dry cool front will sweep through the area tonight, dropping temperatures for tomorrow before they rise to above normal for the weekend under sunny skies. By the end of the weekend, a strong Pacific storm approaches the northern California coast and interacts with the remnants of former hurricane Linda currently near the Baja coast.
The numerical models are struggling with the evolution of these two systems and additional upstream Pacific energy, keeping the details of next week’s storm next murky for our area. Generally though, moisture from the former hurricane will overspread Colorado late Monday or Tuesday and be followed by periods of moderate to heavy rain by later Tuesday or Wednesday. Cool air surges associated with waves traveling through the storm will likely keep the cool and unsettled weather going through the work week and the following weekend.