Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 03/20/2018 8:15 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.


Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today through the end of the work week with a dramatic warming trend as the main weather story. High pressure will continue to build over the region today lasting into Thursday. Daily temperatures will see a jump to around 80˚F today before reaching the mid 80s tomorrow and then peaking around 90˚F on Thursday, marking the warmest temperatures of the year so far. Looking ahead, a weak weather system will then move east across the region late Thursday into Friday afternoon bringing chances for light rain followed by cooler and dry weather for the upcoming weekend.

For today plan on mainly clear skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will quickly warm into the 78˚F-81˚F range around the Valley with mid 70s across the higher terrain locales. Variable winds will remain subdued in the 2-7mph range with no noteworthy gusts to contend with. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 50s around urban corridor under partly cloudy skies and light winds.

For tomorrow plan on additional warming along with some passing afternoon/evening high clouds. Daytime highs will continue to climb reaching the 82˚F-85˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no gusts of any consequence. Heading into Thursday, plan on the warmest temperatures of the year with afternoon highs peaking around 90˚F around the Valley unless increasing high clouds shave a few degrees off the forecast high. Regardless, temperatures will be well above average. Overnight Thursday into Friday a weather system will move east across the region bringing light showers and perhaps minor rain accumulations across portions of the County. Cooler temperatures will settle in behind the departing disturbance lasting into the weekend. More on this system tomorrow.

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