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The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warm weather returns

Warmth returns with very small rain chances mid-week.
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Figure 3: the water vapor satellite image from Saturday PM from NOAA.

In Brief:

Warmth returns with very small rain chances mid-week.

Forecast Discussion:

The cold air that is dammed up against the eastern side of the Rockies will warm and slide away by the end of the weekend (Figure 1). Dry air (orange arrow) is pushing the monsoon moisture and remains of Kay to the south (green arrows, Figure 3). We may see 80F on Sunday then upper 80s as the week begins (Figure 2). The normal high temperatures this week are right around 80F, so the temperatures Monday/Tuesday will be abnormally hot (88F) but not the 90s or 100s we endured recently. Have we seen our last 90+ high? 

 

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Figure 1: the surface temperature anomaly for Sunday AM. from weather5280.com
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Figure 2: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com
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Figure 3: the water vapor satellite image from Saturday PM from NOAA.

The Longer Range Forecast:

There are small afternoon storm chances as a bit of Kay's moisture leaks in Wednesday to Friday (Figure 1). Rain totals still look very small (Figure 5).

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Figure 4: the 5 day precipitation forecast from weather5280.com