Labor Day Weekend: Warm then warmer

7:30 AM MDT, Friday August 30, 2019

Today and Saturday should be a little less hot that yesterday, but still warm during the afternoon. The average high temperature for this time of year in the lower elevations is low to mid 80s, and we will likely warm to at least that today and Saturday. There is a little more moisture in the atmosphere, so a scattering of thunderstorms is also likely this afternoon.

 

By Sunday and Monday there should be little or no thunderstorm activity and lower elevation temperatures are likely to reach the 90s. With a few local exceptions, August has been dry for much of the Front Range. Fire danger may be high this weekend, especially where it doesn’t rain this afternoon and evening. The national drought monitor (produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) put parts of central Colorado and the Front Range in the “abnormally dry” category; not quite drought, but moving in that direction.

 

The real weather news this weekend will likely be with respect to Hurricane Dorian in Florida.

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