Classic September weather continues through the week in Steamboat
Steamboat Springs — Fall weather will continue this week in Steamboat Springs, with mild high temperatures in the low 70s expected through the week, as evenings become more brisk.
Monday’s high is forecast to reach 73 degrees, with an overnight low Monday night at 38 degrees, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office as of Sunday afternoon.
“Aside from an isolated shower or thunderstorm over the area [Monday], it looks like we’re going to have pretty dry weather all the way to Monday of the next week,” said Matthew Aleksa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Aleksa said while high pressure builds over the west coast, Northwest Colorado will get a dry northwesterly flow.
“There is some cooler air moving in with that northwestern flow. It is going to be cooling things down,” Aleksa said.
A low of 38 would be a significant drop in overnight temperatures, which hovered in the high 40s and low 50s during the past few days.
A storm north of Steamboat brought snow to higher elevations in Idaho on Saturday morning and was the cause of cooler temperatures in Steamboat most of Sunday, according to Mike Weissbluth, a meteorologist who runs snowalarm.com.
“Trailing waves behind this storm will reinforce the cool weather through Tuesday before more drying and warming is forecast to occur by Wednesday,” Weissbluth said Sunday.
The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures to remain in the low 70s through at least Friday, with an overnight low of about 38 degrees each night.
Weissbluth said it’s possible that smoke from the wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest will return to the area by midweek.
“Otherwise the weather should be classic early September beautiful for the rest of the work week with warm, sunny days and cool nights,” Weissbluth said.
The next storm of interest will approach the west coast during the weekend and could significantly affect weather in Steamboat for the following week, Weissbluth said.
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