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The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warm weather returns

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Figure 3: the water vapor satellite image from Saturday PM from NOAA.

In Brief:

Warmth returns with very small rain chances mid-week.

Forecast Discussion:

The cold air that is dammed up against the eastern side of the Rockies will warm and slide away by the end of the weekend (Figure 1). Dry air (orange arrow) is pushing the monsoon moisture and remains of Kay to the south (green arrows, Figure 3). We may see 80F on Sunday then upper 80s as the week begins (Figure 2). The normal high temperatures this week are right around 80F, so the temperatures Monday/Tuesday will be abnormally hot (88F) but not the 90s or 100s we endured recently. Have we seen our last 90+ high? 

 

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Figure 1: the surface temperature anomaly for Sunday AM. from weather5280.com
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Figure 2: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com
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Figure 3: the water vapor satellite image from Saturday PM from NOAA.

The Longer Range Forecast:

There are small afternoon storm chances as a bit of Kay's moisture leaks in Wednesday to Friday (Figure 1). Rain totals still look very small (Figure 5).

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Figure 4: the 5 day precipitation forecast from weather5280.com

 


About the Author: John Ensworth

John Ensworth works from Longmont as the Principle Investigator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth and space science education product review through the IGES (The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies – www.strategies.org).
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51°F

UV Index
1 Low
Pressure
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Visibility
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Dewpoint
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Humidity
28%
Wind
NW 4.9 mph
Gust
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Wind Chill
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4 PM
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5 PM
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29°F
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Tomorrow
1 AM
28°F
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2 AM
26°F
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Tomorrow
3 AM
24°F
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7 Day Forecast

Mostly sunny

Friday

51 °F

Mostly sunny


Partly cloudy

Friday Night

19 °F

Partly cloudy


Mostly cloudy

Saturday

47 °F

Mostly cloudy


Mostly clear

Saturday Night

26 °F

Mainly clear


Mostly cloudy

Sunday

59 °F

Turning cloudy


Intermittent clouds

Sunday Night

25 °F

Clouds breaking


Cloudy

Monday

49 °F

Cloudy and cooler


Snow

Monday Night

20 °F

Snow at times, accumulating 1-3 inches


Flurries

Tuesday

30 °F

Cloudy with a bit of snow with little or no accumulation; colder; storm total snowfall 1-3 inches


Cloudy

Tuesday Night

17 °F

Considerable clouds


Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
7:11 AM
Sunset
4:35 PM

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