Sunday, September 29, 2019
The windy weather expected today in the Steamboat Springs area showed up early this Sunday morning ahead of a unseasonably large and cold storm located over the northwestern quarter of the country. Clouds will be increasing this afternoon along with a chance of showers later today and overnight before dry air, decreasing wind and near-average temperatures are forecast for most of the upcoming work week.
The sprawling Pacific Northwest storm is forecast to gradually weaken over the next several days as energy ejects to the northeast out of the parent circulation. One of these waves of energy and moisture will graze our area later today and tonight, increasing clouds and precipitation chances. The warm temperatures the last few days around ten degrees above our average of 66 F will drop towards normal starting on Monday as the northwest storm moves across the northern Rockies through midweek and brings some cooler air into our region.
While the winds will diminish starting later Monday, still-breezy daytime weather will continue through Wednesday when the last part of the now-dry storm finally passes through. While the low temperatures for Monday will be around our average of 31 F, cooler low temperatures as much as five to ten degrees below average are forecast starting Tuesday and lasting through the work week, thanks to wind-free and clear nights.
The coolest day of the week will likely be Wednesday, with high temperatures several degrees below average before they rise to several degrees above average on Thursday and Friday behind the departing storm, thanks to a ridge of high pressure quickly moving across the West.
Another Pacific storm is forecast to move across the West the following weekend, though at this point it looks quite dry so the most noticeable effect will be the slight decrease in temperatures when several dry cool front moves through our area through the weekend.