And we are off again on another forecasting adventure. Today’s trip takes us to the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado. Are we ready?
At 153PM, MT, Denver was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 64 degrees. Shower activity littered the local radar imagery, no heavier than a line moving out of Wyoming into northern Colorado east of Fort Collins, though additional cells were cropping up from around Denver to Colorado Springs. The activity was orographic in origin and wasn’t terribly convective, with just rain falling sans lightning.
The activity will continue through the afternoon, but as an atmospheric ridge moves out of the mountain ridge that is the Rockies, the mechanical induction of showers over the region will be terminated, and the mechanical heating of the local air mass to begin. Expect a pair of sunny, significantly warmer days on Sunday and Monday. The ridge will flatten out, and the warm airmass wil have to do the work of keeping Denver toasty, as the downslope winds will taper off.
Tomorrow – Sunny and warmer, High 84, Low 49
Monday – Mosdly sunny, High 80, Low 51
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 85, Low 48
Monday – Mostly Sunny High 82, Low 53
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 83, Low 45
Monday – Partly sunny and delightful High 84, Low 51
NWS: Tomorrow – A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny high 84, low 47
Monday – Sunny, High 82, Low 52
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Warmer. High 80, Low 47
Monday -Mostly sunny. High 81, Low 51
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 84, Low 48
Monday – Mostly Sunny High 84, low 52