A brief dip in the temperatures as a quick round of rain is due Thursday.
Our approaching weather maker, the Pacific NW low pressure system, has been engaging the southwest wind/warmth for the past few days. This pattern will also begin pulling subtropical moisture out of the Eastern Pacific late tonight. Increasing cloud coverage is expected overnight and light to moderate rain should develop early Thursday morning. This early morning rain pattern should be experienced by several locations along and to the north of the I-70 corridor. The Thursday morning rain will likely delay the onset of the more rambunctious storms later Thursday afternoon. Midday clearing and warmup will prep for late afternoon storms area wide. Gusty outflow wind, small hail, brief heavy downpours and a moderate risk for flooding is expected with the passage of this system. The “Grizz” burn scar will need to be monitored and as such, could be prone to a safety closure Thursday evening. Rain totals look to be on the low end with the exception to an isolated downpour. The lower elevations are expecting an official amount into the tenth of an inch category with the mountain zones expecting a quarter of an inch. Late Thursday night this system is expected to be east pf the Divide and some clearing and cooling is expected Friday morning. There will still be enough lingering moisture Friday afternoon for added cloud coverage and a quick storm pop up. Likely the only hazards from this scenario is just gusty wind speeds, but it is a wildcard rain opportunity. Outside of that, the weekend will hold storm chances each afternoon and the lower elevations will maintain breezy and mostly clear conditions with increasing afternoon temperatures.