Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 10/20/2020 8:20 AM MST

Forecaster:  Henz, D.
 
Synopsis:
Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today through Thursday with continuing above average temperatures and quiet weather conditions. Looking at the big picture, general ridging will persist across the western US promoting dry northwesterly flow. This pattern will help keep temperatures in the mid to upper 90s under mostly sunny skies. It’s worth noting we’ll still have hazy periods due to smoke from the local Horse Fire and more distant fires across CA. Moving ahead, model guidance is advertising a welcomed cool down into this weekend with potential unsettled/wet conditions into the start of next week. We’ll have more details once guidance comes into better alignment.

For today plan on mainly sunny skies mixed with some haze (smoke will be most noticeable late afternoon/evening). Afternoon temperatures will again warm into the 96˚F-98˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 90s across the higher terrain locales. Variable winds will remain in the 3-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 60s around the urban corridor.

Chamber of commerce weather will continue tomorrow along with persistent haze. Daytime highs will climb into the mid to upper 90s around the Valley. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no noteworthy gusts. A steady cooling trend will begin on Thursday and continue through the upcoming weekend. Daily highs are forecast to drop into the low 90s to finish out the work week with even cooler conditions in the extended.

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