FTB 09-27-2015: Weather-wise, A Perfect Close To The Weekend

Issue Date: 9/27/2015
Issue Time: 8:30AM

— NO Flood Threat Today

The water vapor image, below, shows only subtle changes in the weather pattern since yesterday. A high-pressure ridge continues to dominate over the Southwest U.S. Mid-level temperatures have not changed much since yesterday, so we expect similar afternoon high temperatures today. With highs in the mid to upper 80s in the lower elevations, this is about 5-10F above normal for late September. The emerging player in Colorado’s weather over the next week is a large disturbance coming ashore in California today. This may send some mid and high level clouds over the western part of our state today. It may also provide some much needed rainfall to the state over the coming days (check out our Flood Threat Outlook tomorrow). However, in the meantime, enjoy an excellent finish to the weekend. Flooding/rainfall is not expected today.
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Today’s Flood Threat Map

For more information on today’s flood threat, see the map below (hover over threat areas for more details). For Zone-Specific forecasts, jump below the map.

Flood Threat Legend

Zone Specific Forecasts

Front Range, Urban Corridor, Northeast Plains, Southeast Plains, Palmer Ridge, Raton Ridge, Southeast Mountains:

Mostly sunny skies with seasonable temperatures. Highs in the 50s in the highest terrain to the mid and upper-80s across the lower elevations. Flooding is not expected today.

Southwest Slope, San Juans, San Luis Valley, Central Mountains, Northern Mountains, Grand Valley, Northwest Slope, Southwest Slope:

Mostly sunny skies early with some streaks of high clouds in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be seasonable, with readings in the 50s over the highest terrain to the upper-80s in the low elevations of the Colorado River valley. Flooding is not expected today.