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Minimal precipitation chances this week after today

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Behind the storm which brought cooler temperatures to the Steamboat Springs area on Monday and Tuesday, winds have switched to the southwest and temperatures have warmed ahead of another Pacific storm crossing the West Coast later today.

Our best chance for precipitation this upcoming week occurs today as a weak wave of energy containing some mid-level moisture moves overhead. But any storms this afternoon and evening are likely to bring more wind than rain as the lower levels of the atmosphere remain dry.

Temperatures will soar to summertime levels Thursday as breezy southwest flow continues ahead of the West Coast storm.

The storm is forecast to cross the Great Basin on Friday, and bring a mostly dry cool front through our area Friday afternoon or night. We’ll likely see at least some clouds overnight, and more seasonable temperatures on Saturday.

Temperatures will warm on Sunday, and more on Monday, even as a left-behind piece of the Friday cool front moves over southern Colorado and northern Arizona on Sunday. But any precipitation is currently forecast to be south of our area.

The weather looks to remain summer-like and dry for most of the rest of the upcoming work week as breezy southwest flow carries very dry air from the Desert Southwest over our area.

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