Thursday, June 9, 2022
Some sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper-seventies are over the Steamboat Springs area this Thursday mid-afternoon. If we don’t reach eighty degrees later today when the clouds clear, we will tomorrow, with even warmer temperatures in the low eighties for the weekend.
We have a relatively simple weather forecast for a change as a ridge of high pressure forecast to be centered over the Four Corners this weekend builds ahead of a storm developing in the Gulf of Alaska. The clouds this morning were the result of a cool front that stayed to our north, so expect clearing skies for the rest of the day and temperatures threatening the eighty degree mark.
Friday and the weekend will be several degrees warmer than today, which would be over ten degrees above our average of 71 F, with plenty of sunshine. Other than a pleasant summertime weekend, there is not much weather to speak of until a quick moving storm currently near the Dateline mixes with some of that Gulf of Alaska storm on Saturday and crosses the West Coast on Sunday.
It looks like we will have more dry air and windy conditions from the southwest by Monday ahead of the storm crossing the Great Basin. Weather forecast models agree on a strong cold front moving through our area around Monday night, though disagree on how much cold air and moisture makes it into north-central Colorado and how long the cool air sticks around after Tuesday. Enjoy the summertime weekend, and check back on Sunday afternoon for my next regularly scheduled weather narrative where I’ll discuss the coming early work week cold front.