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Quiet weather for the week ahead

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Other than cold temperatures for Monday, especially in the morning, a quiet weather week for Steamboat Springs is forecast to follow what has been a very active two weeks.

The Yampa Valley is currently experiencing temperatures in the low thirties, which is well below our average high of 59 F, along with periods of sun and passing snow showers this Sunday afternoon. While the snow showers will end later today, very cold air moves over our area tonight with low temperatures Monday morning perhaps reaching the single digits!

Though there will be plenty of sun on Monday, the very cold start to the day will keep afternoon high temperatures well below normal again. Temperatures should start warming by Tuesday and more so on Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure over the West Coast moves inland.

A piece of the storm from this past weekend was left behind over the Desert Southwest, and the southerly flow around this may bring some clouds around midweek and a small chance of some rain showers Thursday.

Several pieces of Pacific energy riding over the ridge of high pressure in the west are forecast to mix with the rapidly-growing-colder airmass in Canada and travel down the east side of the ridge starting Friday. Though most of the cold air from these waves will drop into the eastern two thirds of the U.S., some of it may make it far enough west to bring cooler temperatures to our area starting Friday and lasting through the weekend, though the westward extent of the cool air may be limited to the Front Range of Colorado.

More quiet weather is expected after that as the ridge of high pressure continues moving eastward and brings more sun and even warmer temperatures after next weekend.

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