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Tuesday could bring fall-like weather

— Steamboat Springs might get a taste of fall on Tuesday if weather forecasts hold true, and USA Pro Challenge cyclists could have a nice tailwind pushing them toward Arapahoe Basin.

Steamboat-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com, wrote that the southerly part of a mostly-dry front should pass through the area Tuesday.

“Northwest winds will initially be strong on Tuesday along and behind the front, but should moderate through the week as temperatures begin to recover on Wednesday and reach near normal by Thursday,” Weissbluth wrote.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is calling for the high temperature on Tuesday to be 69 degrees.

The chance of thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall — fueled by monsoonal moisture — continues through Saturday. The high temperature for Saturday is forecast to be 79 degrees, then 77 degrees Sunday. Monday is expected to bring more of the same.

“A storm currently off the coast of northern California will move mostly north of our area late Saturday, quickly followed by another wave of cooler air early Sunday that will keep temperatures slightly cooler under possibly cloudy skies,” Weissbluth said.

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With forecast models bouncing around, Monday is another wildcard.

“Dry air is forecast to be near our area on Monday, and a small shift in the flow may keep the day dry or continue the chance of afternoon storms,” Weissbluth said.

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