FTB 06-19-2017: Cranking Up The Heat

Issue Date: Monday, June 19th, 2017
Issue Time: 9:05AM MDT

— Flooding is NOT expected today

The big story for today, and in fact the next few days will be the hot weather statewide as an already strong ridge will intensify further today. As it does, mostly sunny skies will prevail for Colorado. The only exception to this will be in far southern areas where some residual moisture and a slight amount of atmospheric instability could support an isolated shower or perhaps weak thunderstorm. However, flooding is not expected today.

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, San Luis Valley:

Partly cloudy and hot with an isolated shower or weak thunderstorm not out of the question during the afternoon and evening. Highest chances will be over the San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, along the NM border. Max 1-hour rainfall up to 0.4 inches. Flooding is not expected today. Dry lightning may be an issue (for starting fires).

Primetime: 1PM to 7PM

Northeast Plains, Urban Corridor, Front Range, Palmer Ridge:

Mostly sunny and much warmer today with temperatures up to 10F above normal. Flooding is not expected today.

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

Mostly sunny and hot today with high temperatures approaching or exceeding 100F for most locations below 4,500 feet. A Heat Advisory is in effect for parts of the Colorado River valley.