Mostly dry and breezy week with increasing Red Flag threats for Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
There have been some storms popping up along the Book Cliffs, the Flat Tops and the Uncompahgre today. If these higher based storms can propagate through the afternoon hours then some lower elevation/adjacent sites will get gusty Tuesday evening. Aside from that minimal activity on radar, dry and mostly clear conditions will prevail Tuesday night and again Wednesday afternoon. The temperatures are still running above the seasonal averages for this time of the year and will continue through this weekend. The weekend however, will have slightly less hot/warm temperatures and a bump up in storm chances. Another low pressure system is developing in the Pacific NW. Ahead of this next weather maker’s arrival, Thursday and Friday are expected to be windy with the potential for Red Flag Warnings in a few areas. Winds will be out of the southwest and should NOT be transporting smoke into the forecast area. Looks like a smoke free week and weekend is in store. The weekend front should kick a few storms late Saturday so watching this potential for unsettled weather (like last weekend). Snow is expected in the higher peaks and the leaves will continue turning. This frontal system will be the first (not the first this week) of many passing through the region into next week. Windy conditions will accompany another more significant weather maker for the middle of next week and it looks as this next one will have significantly cooler temperatures to coincide with the start of the fall season.
The Autumn Equinox is just 8 days away.