Summertime weather on the way to Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs — Summertime weather in the upper-70s may finally hit Steamboat Springs by the end of this week, according to Monday forecasts from local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth and the National Weather Service.
Weissbluth said cool waves of weather could move over the area Tuesday through Wednesday morning, but strong June 1 sunshine will lead to warmer temperatures by Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday.
“Summer looks to arrive in force on Thursday, and generally beautiful and warm summertime weather looks to finally hang around for more than a day or two,” Weissbluth said in a Monday forecast.
The National Weather Service Monday was predicting a high of 67 degrees Tuesday and 70 degrees Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, although overnight lows are expected to remain in the upper 30s.
By Thursday and Friday, skies should be mostly clear, with highs expected to creep into the mid- to upper-70s, with a high of 75 on Thursday and 76 on Friday.
This is in contrast to highs of 64 and 65 on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
Temperatures are expected to be slightly lower in South Routt, with highs around 60 on Tuesday and Wednesday and in the upper-60s on Thursday and Friday in Oak Creek. Temperatures in Hayden are expected to be similar to Steamboat Springs.
Weissbluth said a weak cool front will pass over the Steamboat Springs area Friday night, making for a chilly Saturday morning. Atmospheric moisture could return Saturday afternoon, leading to a chance of afternoon showers.
The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny skies over the weekend, with highs of 78 on Saturday and Sunday in Steamboat and overnight lows moving up to the mid-40s.
Weissbluth said an active jet stream moving across the Pacific will interact with a building ridge over the western United States after the weekend.
“Current models keep the summertime weather over our area through the following work week, though there are indications that the Pacific energy will eventually penetrate the ridge and bring increasing chances of cooler air and precipitation after that,” Weissbluth said.
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