Make plans to get outside as soon as possible!
Conditions on the Western Slope are very tolerable. Warmer than average temperatures, wind speeds in the 10 -25 mph zone, and a partly cloudy sky. The region is still dealing with drier than average conditions and the forecast is only calling for mountain storms throughout the weekend. Especially Saturday afternoon in the higher elevations, please recreate wisely during the afternoon hours. Gusty winds and pop up storms are the order of business in the High Country. Lower elevations will continue with the breezy and partly cloudy conditions. Red Flag Warnings are possible late Friday and again Saturday. Temperatures, regardless if they continue the warming trend, will still remain warmer than the averages through next week.
The next weather maker comes online for the beginning of next week as a low pressure system tracking south and eastward of the Centennial State. Timing and intensity is subject to change, but this will occupy most of next week with overcast conditions, less warm temperatures, mountain storms and brief rain shower opportunities for the lower elevations. On the backside of this system, during the midweek, appears to hold the best (wildcard) chance of rain locally. Stay tuned for forecast changes.