Mount Werner could see snow by this weekend
Steamboat Springs — Sunny, late summer weather is expected to last through the first half of the week before a storm arrives as early as Thursday, the first day of fall.
A chance of snowfall is likely near the top of Mount Werner and as low as 8,000 feet in elevation by Saturday morning, according to Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth.
“Enjoy the current spectacular weather, since a big change is forecast starting around late Thursday or Friday,” wrote Weissbluth in a Sunday forecast. “In the meantime, sunny warm days and cool nights will persist for Monday and Tuesday as a flat ridge keeps the dry air around.”
Monday is expected to be sunny with a high of 80 degrees, and Tuesday will bring mostly sunny skies with a high of 78 degrees, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. Wednesday’s forecast calls for a high of 73 degrees.
Overnight lows are forecast in the low 40s through Wednesday.
Thursday will be a breezy day, with southwest winds coming in and a large storm making landfall, according to Weissbluth’s forecast.
“A wave ejecting from the storm may bring showers to Steamboat Springs as early as Thursday afternoon, though the most noticeable effects will occur when the cold front associated with the parent storm crosses the area later Thursday or Friday,” wrote Weissbluth.
The exact timing of the storm is questionable, but the forecast predicts significant cooling and rain for a couple of days, most likely Friday and Saturday.
Weissbluth said snow accumulations are a “good bet” near the top of Mount Werner Saturday morning.
A high of 72 is forecast for Thursday, dropping to a high of 60 Friday and 57 Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Clearing is expected by Sunday, unless the storm moves through the area more slowly than expected, Weissbluth said.
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