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Temperatures could reach upper 80s this weekend

Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees in Steamboat Springs this week.

— Warm temperatures and a chance of afternoon storms are possible in Steamboat Springs again Monday, according to forecasts from local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth and the National Weather Service.

Weissbluth reported Sunday that showers could begin as soon as noon Monday and continue into the overnight hours, but he expected any overnight precipitation to clear up by Tuesday morning.

Afternoon showers were also around Saturday and briefly Sunday in Steamboat Springs.

The National Weather Service Sunday was forecasting a high of 71 degrees Monday, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and possibly some small hail.

For Tuesday, the National Weather Service was expecting mostly-sunny weather throughout the day with a high of 72 degrees.

Weissbluth said a west to northwest flow behind the departing storm, responsible for the drying and cooling expected Tuesday, would head southwest by late Tuesday, leading to warmer temperatures in Steamboat for the rest of the work week.

“The flow backs to the southwest by late Tuesday, bringing in very dry air from the desert southwest and starting a warming trend on Wednesday that will see dry conditions and increasingly hot temperatures continuing into at least the beginning of the weekend.” Weissbluth said.

The National Weather Service was forecasting temperatures to increase by about 10 degrees between Tuesday and Wednesday, with forecast highs of 81 for Wednesday, 82 for Thursday and 83 for Friday.

By the weekend, temperatures could rise into the upper 80s, despite a Pacific storm hitting the northwest coast of the country early in the week and moving toward Colorado.

“The strong June sun will amplify the central U.S. ridge and shunt the storm to our north when it eventually moves inland early in the weekend,” Weissbluth said. “However, we may see some relief from the unseasonably hot temperatures by Sunday, as models drag some cool air from this passing storm over our area.”

Read Weissbluth’s full forecast at snowalarm.com.

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email tristow@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow

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