A couple of cool fronts this week
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Steamboat Springs area should see a very pleasant and warm weekend around the fall equinox, which occurs at 7:54 pm Saturday evening. A cool front currently timed for Monday will bring the chance of some showers, followed by cooler temperatures that will last through the upcoming week.
Currently, behind the cool front that passed through the Steamboat Springs area last night, this Thursday will see sunny skies and breezy west to northwest winds with seasonable temperatures around the 70 F average. Temperatures will warm to above average for Friday and the weekend with lots of sun through Sunday morning, but as mentioned in the previous forecast, we will see cool mornings at or below our 33 F average for Friday and Saturday that may require tender vegetation to be protected.
Depending on the speed of the next cool front, we may see some mid and high level clouds to end the weekend along with breezy southwest winds. Currently forecast for Monday, our next cool front may have enough moisture associated with it for some showers during the day.
Whatever moisture that is brought by the front is gone by later Tuesday, and seasonable temperatures with plenty of sun are expected through midweek, with increasing winds as the next weather event approaches.
The strongest cool front of the season is forecast for around Thursday, and if there was moisture associated with it, there would be snow on Mt. Werner by Friday morning. Current forecasts, however, keep the front fairly dry, bringing cooling temperatures later Thursday as the front moves though the area and eventually below freezing temperatures to the northern half of the Midwest as the weather system slides to our east.
Beyond Thursday and into the following weekend, our area will be sandwiched between the cold Midwest and warming Pacific Northwest, bringing dry and breezy northwesterly winds along with seasonable temperatures.