Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Wednesday night
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
After another couple of beautiful warm and sunny spring days Thursday and Friday, a possibly prolonged period of relatively warm and unsettled weather starts Closing Weekend and extends through the following week.
A piece of the just-passed Tuesday storm, left behind and loitering west of Baja, is forecast to be pushed just south of our area Friday night by another splitting Pacific storm upstream. This storm will be warm due its vacation west of Baja, bringing a chance of rain showers to the valley and snow showers to the higher elevations Friday night with little or no accumulations.
The southern part of the split Pacific storm will bring more low elevations rain showers and higher elevations snow showers during the day Saturday as it crosses the southern California coast and enters the Great Basin. Current forecasts have the bulk of the southern stream energy staying just south of our area on Sunday, continuing the warm and showery weather for Closing Day.