Steamboat Springs area weather forecast from Wednesday
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A storm crossing the southern California coast this afternoon will be kicked northeastward by yet another storm traveling south from the Gulf of Alaska. Ahead of the southern storm, relatively dry air will keep only a slight chance of showers for later today.
The projected track of the southern storm brings it over southern Colorado by Thursday, along with a cool front and increasing moisture that will make stronger storms likely for Thursday afternoon, possibly lasting into the night.
As the storm moves east of the area by Friday, cool weather with another round of possibly strong storms are likely in the northwest flow behind the storm during the afternoon and early evening, with showers starting as soon as noon.
Meanwhile, the kicker storm from the northwest is forecast to cross the Northwest Coast on later Thursday or early Friday and spin over Idaho on Saturday and Sunday, mixing with some cool air from western Canada.
Pieces of energy are forecast to break away from the Idaho storm on Sunday and Monday, keeping the threat of afternoon and nighttime showers over our area for both Sunday and Memorial Day.
Additional Pacific energy kicks the Idaho storm across Montana on Tuesday, allowing some of that cool air originally from western Canada to move over our area later Tuesday. Additionally, some energy left behind in southern California is also dragged south of our area, and keeps the threat of unsettled weather with afternoon showers through at least midweek.