May 15, 2021 Forecast First


You can expect a partly cloudy, warm, dry and breezy weekend.

The mountain zones will continue to be the most active with late day storms pulsing. Lightning, gusty wind speeds and brief heavy downpours with small hail will be the biggest concerns in the High Country for the rest of this weekend. The lower valleys/elevations will be warmer than the average (GJ 76F/MT 73F) with breezy conditions. Red Flag Warnings are possible again today. Please be mindful of your work with hot engines, open flames and anything that could spark.
Our next weather maker is a low pressure system spinning in the desert southwest. This feature will advance toward the Four Corners region late Sunday/Monday. This will represent our first shot at getting some measurable precipitation. The system will slowly move east and south of the forecast area through the middle of next week and this will keep that slight chance of rain showers present in the forecast through the majority of next week. Once the low passes east of the Divide by Wednesday, the Western Slope will be on the backside of this system and could still achieve rain opportunities through Thursday (never underestimate the north/northwest flow with exiting systems).
By the end of next week another low pressure system will advance from the Pacific Northwest and kick our winds back into the breezy/gusty category and could produce another chance of rain showers for next weekend. Temperatures will still remain warmer to start the forecast and fall to average to finish the forecast period.

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