FTB 05-28-2017: A Splendid, Mainly Dry Sunday

Issue Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Issue Time: 9:15AM MDT

— Flooding is NOT expected today

After a busy past few days, visible satellite imagery this morning shows a “severe clear” atmosphere – not a cloud over Colorado. With pressure levels rising in height today, and precipitable values below 0.5 inches statewide, expect large-scale subsidence to keep most everyone dry. One exception will be in the Northeast Plains, where some light showers or a weak storm could pop up this afternoon. The second exception will be over the higher terrain of the Front Range and Central Mountains where the elevated heating could cause a few weak showers (possibly a weak thunderstorm). For everyone else, enjoy this splendid Sunday. Hikers: please remember that a thunderstorm can produce lightning without causing rainfall!

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, scroll below the map.

Zone-Specific Forecasts:

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

Mostly clear this morning then partly cloudy with some isolated showers possible in the Northeast Plains and higher elevations. Max 1-hour hour rain rates of 0.2 inches in the lower elevations, and 0.1 inch in the higher elevations. Flooding is not expected today. Hikers: be aware that a thunderstorm can produce lightning without producing rain.

Primetime: 1PM to 6PM

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

Sunny this morning then a few clouds possible this afternoon. An isolated shower or perhaps weak thunderstorm will be possible mainly in the Central Mountains. Little if any precipitation is expected to reach the ground. However, lightning is always possible with thunderstorms so hikers be aware. Flooding is NOT expected today.

Primetime: 12PM to 5PM