Scattered showers and thunderstorms are on the move Thursday evening.
Many locations north of Montrose should remain dry and breezy. Under direct storm paths Thursday evening, expect a stronger wind gust and slight cooling. This unsettled weather should begin clearing the region before midnight. Friday afternoon will also have a scattered storm outlook, primarily for the High Country. Lower valleys could experience a brief round of storminess, but again…. most areas should remain dry and breezy as we wrap up this workweek.
An upper level ridge will build into the region for Saturday and Sunday causing high temperatures to climb to the middle and upper 70s for the lower valleys. The ridge will go dirty with cloud coverage and active mountain storms possible. The lower elevations will maintain warmer and drier conditions. The next weather maker will be a cold front moving into the region early next week. Ahead of this more robust system, the wind speeds will crank up to Red Flag Warnings Sunday afternoon. There should be a much better rain chance before the middle of next week with this cold front moving through Tuesday. Temperatures will temporarily take a dip with this next system.