2:30 PM, Friday, October 21, 2016
The good news is that we are in for another nice weekend with mainly sunny skies and warm temperatures throughout Colorado. In the Denver-Boulder area the average high temperature this time of year is in the low 60s, and we will likely run nearly 15 degrees higher.
The not-so-good news is that we really need rain or snow, and there are no major storms on the horizon for the next week. There will likely be a cold front at midweek, but that will probably bring only a small, temporary cooling and little or no precipitation. Most locations in the Front Range region have been remarkably dry from July through now (although the Colorado Springs area had a wetter mid-summer than most). The Boulder climate station has received less than 40% of average precipitation since July 1st. So fire danger remains with us for at least the near future.