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Mostly nice weather for the week

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The storm that produced the unsettled weather for Steamboat Springs this weekend is now east of our area, but another Pacific storm is currently sliding down the West Coast, and will eventually take up residence in the Great Basin for the first half of the work week. Some energy ahead of the storm is currently moving northward across Colorado, and combined with some sun and residual moisture, will bring the chance of late afternoon and early evening storms to our area on this Sunday.

Southwest flow ahead of the storm to our west will bring some warmer and drier air into at least the northwestern corner of Colorado on Monday, likely keeping us warm and dry even as there is a better chance of afternoon and evening storms to our south.

But a wave of energy and moisture ejecting from the Great Basin storm will bring a good chance of afternoon and evening storms to our area on Tuesday.

The storm to our west is forecast to weaken as it moves northeast through the Great Basin by midweek, and we should see dry and warm southwest flow for Wednesday and Thursday as the storm initially passes to our northwest.

Interestingly, the storm is then picked up by the westerly flow along Canadian border, turning our winds westerly later Thursday and then northwesterly on Friday. This northwest flow will contain some moisture, though likely not enough to disrupt our usual sunny mornings, and bring a chance of afternoon and evening storms for Friday that should last through the weekend.

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