Thursday, September 14, 2023
Temperatures are only around sixty degrees under cloudy skies this Thursday mid afternoon in Steamboat Springs after a cold front with showers rolled through town around noon. There are several hours of some clearing behind the front, after which we may see some more showers redevelop through early this evening. There may still be a shower on a slightly warmer Friday, but plenty of sun with temperatures in the low seventies follows for our weekend.
A wave of low pressure extending from the Canadian Plains through the southern Rockies has moved through our area today along with a cold front and some showers around noon. Though the northern part of the wave will scoot eastward, some energy hangs back over Colorado through Friday, keeping high temperatures in the upper sixties, around five degrees below our average of 74 F. There may be some showers, though right now short term models have precipitation mostly staying to our south as drier air behind the front begins to invade the area.
The dry air behind the front is firmly entrenched over Colorado for the weekend as a ridge of high pressure moves overhead. That means gorgeous early fall like weather with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures right around average.
Enough moisture may stick around through Saturday morning to prevent temperatures from dipping low enough for frost, and if that is the case, some fog is possible early Saturday morning, which may also occur Friday morning in low lying areas.
The beautiful weekend weather looks to stick around into the beginning of the next work week, though a weather system is forecast to approach our area after midweek. So enjoy the weekend, and be sure to check back to my next regularly scheduled weather narrative on Sunday afternoon to learn the details of our next possible weather maker.