Windy and dry cool front tonight followed by midweek warming and then shower chances

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Temperatures in the upper seventies and mostly sunny skies are over the Steamboat Springs area this Sunday noon. A cold front will bring some clouds and wind later today, but unfortunately precipitation looks to be confined to our east. A cooler Monday will be followed by warming temperatures through midweek before a complex storm system brings cooler temperatures and a chance of showers for the end of the work week and possibly into the weekend.

A cold front currently moving through Wyoming will graze our area tonight around when the summer solstice occurs at 9:31 pm, with the current breezes increasing ahead of and along the front. Areas to our east will see precipitation, but the main part of the storm is just too far east to bring showers to our area.

After a chilly Monday morning, we will see high temperatures cool to around our average of 75 F for a beautiful day. After another chilly start to the day on Tuesday, temperatures quickly warm into the eighties, with warmer overnight lows expected on Wednesday with similar high temperatures.

The weather turns far more interesting starting Thursday as a storm system from the northern latitudes partially merges with an area of low pressure currently off the coast of California. Weather forecast models agree moisture increases during the day and shower chances increase as the first parts of the storm pass through our area.

They also agree that Friday will be our best day for showers as the main part of the storm passes through, though disagree on how long the storm will hang around. The European ECMWF merges less of the storms and has dry weather for the weekend while the American GFS merges more of the storms and keeps unsettled weather over our area for at least the first half of the weekend and possibly longer.

Enjoy the beautiful start to the work week, and I’ll have an update on the evolution of the incoming storm in my next regularly scheduled weather narrative on Thursday afternoon.

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