Friday July 16, 2021 Forecast First


Slowly heating up with slightly breezy conditions from mountain storms.

Temperatures will begin climbing through the start of next week. After Tuesday, temperatures will lower due to increased storm activity. Until then it is a hot stretch of weather (no records, maybe a tie) with late afternoon interruptions from storms that should fire off in the High Country. Areas near these isolated mountain storms could get gusty. Areas underneath these storms should experience brief and heavy downpours capable of lowered visibility over roadways and debris flows/mudslides over burns scars. For this reason, keep an eye on I-70 during the afternoons for safety closures and hotter temperatures with late day clouds Saturday (in case). If you are looking for storms, head to the San Juans. Dry conditions and hot temperatures with late day clouds will be the going forecast for the weekend. An Air Quality Health Advisory is also in place.

A pattern shift of our high pressure system bringing all the hot temperatures is expected for the middle of next week. This shift will open the window for more widespread showers and thunderstorms. Models are suggesting another repeat performance of last week with very good measurable rain, but the hazards will also get amplified (flooding, debris flows, safety closures). Temperatures will also take a backseat to the added rain chances/clouds.

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