Saturday August 21, 2021 Forecast First


Record rainfall totals for a few locations/past few days, record low temperatures in a few spots Friday morning, record cool afternoon high temperatures recently, snow on the Grand Mesa and in the higher elevations??? We are 32 days away from the start of Autumn 2021.

The Western Slope is between weather makers. Our latest system that brought all the rain and snow (elevation dependent) is well to our east and another system is currently swinging through the Northern Rockies today. As a result, there could be a few isolated storms popping up during Saturday early in the afternoon. A partly cloudy finish to an otherwise great late August day is expected, get out and play! These storms will develop over the mountains, mesas and plateaus and while there is a slight chance for storms over the populated areas… gusty wind speeds should be the primary hazard, not flooding. Otherwise you can expect a mostly clear start, mostly dry pattern with slightly warmer temperatures in play Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday and Monday will have a sunnier sky and warmer afternoon temperatures. This uptick through the end of next week will actually push those numbers about 5 degrees hotter than the average for this time of the year. No records, but a fairy confident stretch of mostly clear, warmer/hot and dry conditions are in the extended forecast. Wind speeds should maintain a westerly component next week and a few days could be borderline Fire Weather Watches

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