Sunday, November 26, 2017
The near-record temperatures expected for today in the Steamboat Springs area will stay for tomorrow ahead of a quick-moving storm that will bring a cold front through northern Colorado late Monday afternoon or early evening. Clouds and southwest winds will increase on Monday before snow showers begin and last through the night, with 1-4” of snow expected for the Tuesday morning snow report.
Though there will be plenty of sun behind the storm for Tuesday, the seasonable temperatures will feel cool compared to the recent near-record warmth.
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Another quick-moving and slightly colder storm is currently timed for Wednesday afternoon, with another 1-4” of snow expected for Thursday morning. Interestingly, part of this storm splits as it crosses the West Coast on Tuesday, with the southern part of the storm taking a Baja vacation for a few days before it may affect Colorado late in the weekend.
Ahead of the possible late-weekend or early-the-following-week storm, dry air overspreads our area for a very nice three day stretch of weather from Thursday through Saturday with seasonably warm temperatures.
A large and cold storm takes shape in the Gulf of Alaska next weekend and is forecast to move southward along the West Coast. The southern end of the Wednesday storm looks to be dislodged by the incoming West Coast storm and move over Colorado around Sunday for increased chances of warm and unsettled weather.
However, there is a lot of uncertainty as to whether the large storm stays off the West Coast or moves inland late in the weekend, with the European ECMWF being the slower solution. The track of this West Coast storm will play a large part in our weather for the next work week, with a cold and snowy period just as likely as a warmer and drier period, at this point in the forecast.