Sunday, July 9, 2023
A beautiful Sunday morning is over the Steamboat Springs area with temperatures near seventy degrees under mostly sunny skies. Other than some clouds on Monday with a small chance of showers, temperatures will warm from the low eighties starting today to the upper eighties by midweek with almost no chance of precipitation.
A ridge of high pressure currently extends from the Desert Southwest northward to the Arctic Circle while a large, cold and persistent vortex of cold air is centered over Hudson Bay. Additionally, a small and relatively dry eddy of weakening low pressure is over central California and is forecast to move through the Great Basin tonight and near our area on Monday.
After a mostly sunny day today with high temperatures right around our average of 83 F, we may see some clouds tomorrow and similar temperatures with only a small chance of passing showers as that Caifornia eddy moves overhead.
Temperatures warm further toward 85 F on a sunny Tuesday and upper eighties on a continued sunny Wednesday for the warmest day of the summer so far. Pacific energy traveling across the northern U.S. will eventually mix with cold air from the Hudson Bay vortex by midweek and keep relatively cool air over the upper Midwest through much of the work week. Some of this cooler air may graze our area as early as Thursday and knock high temperatures down a few degrees, with perhpas an additional few degrees trimmed on Friday.
But precipitation will be hard to come by, and this looks to continue through next weekend. So enjoy the summer work week ahead, and I’ll be back with my next regularly scheduled weather narrative on Thursday afternoon with details about the coming weekend weather.