FTB 09-27-2016: Another Pleasant Day Ahead

Issue Date: 9/27/2016
Issue Time: 9:10 AM


An upper-level ridge and dry air (see IPW chart) will remain in charge of the forecast during this forecast period, leaving Colorado with another beautiful, early-Fall day. Underneath mostly sunny skies, temperatures will climb to above-average values statewide, pushing into the mid-80s for some locations across the eastern plains. For towns/communities across the High Country, temperatures will range from the high 50s to the lower 70s. A few mid-/high-level clouds will drift into southwestern Colorado later tonight due to moisture circulating around the upper-level low currently centered over the Baja Peninsula. That will be the most Mother Nature has to offer during this forecast period.


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

Urban Corridor, Palmer Ridge, Northeast Plains, Raton Ridge and Southeast Plains:

Sunny skies and late-September warmth will be the name of the weather game today, with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s across the area. Overnight lows will be a few degrees warmer than last night, owing to the better warming taking place this afternoon.

Front Range, Southeast Mountains, Northern Mountains, Northwest Slope, San Juan Mountains, Southwest Slope, San Luis Valley, Central Mountains, and Grand Valley:

Mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures will be the weather story today. A few high-level clouds will be present during the afternoon, with the introduction of additional mid-/high-level clouds later tonight/overnight for southwest Colorado. A few streaks of virga may be present over the higher terrain of the Southwest Slope and San Juan Mountains regions late this afternoon and during the evening hours, but that will be it.