We have sunshine! TGIF, amirite? What a welcome relief it is to have this after a very cool, damp and cloudy week. But hey, this week of moisture wasn’t bad at all. We basically got the update that our drought across the state has been completely eradicated and that, is good news.
Weekend: looks great, sunny and warm!
Early next week: Clouds increase, rain chances go up and temperatures cool a bit
Mid-week: we’re looking at another round of wet weather. Shouldn’t be as persistent.
Now, the big Q. What’s the weekend look like? It looks amazing and that’s only slightly an exaggeration but honestly, compared to this week of weather, sunshine and warmer temperatures do sound amazing, doesn’t it? A lot of ski resorts are actually going to be open this weekend! Arapahoe Basin, Aspen and Purgatory will be operating this Saturday and Sunday thanks to the great snow that we keep seeing.
Friday evening is shaping up to be very pleasant. As you’ve probably noticed, there are just a few clouds making their way across our skies. That’s about typical this time for the year. Temperatures tonight will be fairly close to average. Average lows this time of the year for Denver are in the mid-40s. Tonight’s low should be around 42°, which is the slightest bit below normal. The mountain will see temps dip into the 20s and 30s.
Sidebar: check out this satellite shot from earlier today (5/24/19)
|Satellite imagery showing snow and some clouds|
Aside from some cool mountain wave clouds in Western Colorado, this is a pretty clear image that makes seeing all of the fresh snow very easy. Lots of great snow has fallen across the state and again, it was good for our drought!
|Snow possibility through June 6th. Most will fall b/w the 28-31|
|Ridge of warmth over the SE US|
|Flood Threat continues|
It’s definitely not a quiet time but for Colorado, the next 72 hours-ish will be pretty quiet. I hope you enjoy the weather this weekend! It’ll be great.
I’m Andy Stein