Finally warmer, but don’t get too used to it

10:20 AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017

After a week-long stretch of cool and occasionally wet weather, today is finally sunny and drier. Temperatures should reach to near the average for this time of year (low 70s in Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins). There is still likely to be a few showers or thundershowers around late in the day, so a few of us may get wet.

 

The weather pattern hasn’t changed all that much and we are likely in for another multi-day period of unseasonably cool and occasionally damp weather late Sunday through Wednesday. If we are lucky part or most of Sunday will be mild and dry. During the Monday-Tuesday time period daytime temperatures may struggle to reach the 50s in the lower elevations and there may be some periods of light rain or drizzle (light snow higher up), but it’s not looking quite as wet as last week.

 

Nighttime temperatures are not going to be as far below average as the daytime temperatures, but if skies clear by Wednesday morning there could be some frosts in some of the normally colder locations on the plains. That really wouldn’t be all that unusual for the this time of year. Today is the final day of the water year and I’ll be tallying the totals for Boulder and Denver tomorrow.

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