FTB 05-12-2019: Pleasant Mother’s Day on Tap

Issue Date: 5/12/2019
Issue Time: 8:40 AM


A pleasant Mother’s Day is in store across Colorado, as high pressure aloft is building across the western United States. This has left Colorado under dry, north-northwest flow (as shown by the yellow lines on the image below), which will promote mostly sunny skies and temperatures a few degrees warmer than yesterday. Scattered clouds will bubble over the High Country as the heat of the day works on any remaining moisture, spilling some clouds over adjacent locations later this afternoon and evening. A couple isolated showers, and perhaps a weak thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out during the afternoon/evening over the High Country, but will result in mainly gusty winds and little-to-no precipitation.

Today’s Flood Threat Map

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

Zone-Specific Forecasts

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

Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures will be the main weather story today, with a few mid- and high- clouds spilling over areas adjacent to the High Country during the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will be a bit gusty during the afternoon, with gusts up to 15-25 mph, relaxing after 7-8 PM. Overall, a pleasant Mother’s Day is in store.

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

Mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees warmer than yesterday will be the overall weather story today. Mid- and high- clouds will bubble over the higher terrain during the afternoon and evening hours as the sunshine works on any remaining moisture. A couple spotty showers cannot be ruled out over the mountains, but the main impacts will be gusty winds with little-to-no precipitation expected.

Timing: 2 PM – 9 PM