FTB 06-11-2018: Cooler High Temperatures after the Passage of a Dry Cold Front

Issue Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Issue Time: 08:55AM MDT

— Flooding is NOT expected today

The water vapor satellite imagery below shows the current location of the cold front that came through last night. Unfortunately it is a dry cold front, so there was no precipitation associated with its passing. However with more northerly winds behind it, high temperatures will drop 5-10F today when compared to this weekend. Also decreasing today are the winds, as the trough associated with the gusty winds over the weekend will be passing to the north and east of Colorado. High winds speeds over the eastern plains are expected to decrease by early afternoon.

More zonal flow over the state today will continue the drying out the atmosphere and greatly reduce the chances of measurable precipitation. Over Southern Colorado, the ridge will begin to build in again with the center of the High shifting north over AZ and NM. This will decrease the chances to nearly zero for measurable precipitation over this region. Cloud cover over the higher terrains will be lessened as well with all of the dry air this afternoon. Thus, flooding is not expected today. On a side note, the dense smoke advisory remains in effect through this morning over the San Juan Mountains, so please use caution when driving.

Today’s Flood Threat Map

For more information on today’s flood threat, see the map below. For Zone-Specific forecasts, scroll below the map.

Zone-Specific Forecasts:

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

The strong winds that are currently ongoing with the passage of the cold front over the eastern plains will decrease throughout the morning into the early afternoon. High temperatures will still be above average, but 5-10F cooler than this weekend. Precipitation is not expected today and cloud cover will be reduced as well.

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

Dense Smoke Advisory continues for the San Juan Mountains through noon today. Precipitation is not expected today, but decreases in wind speeds have lifted the Red Flag Warning. High temperatures will be 5-10F cooler than yesterday with the passage of a cold front.