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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – Much Cooler For Many – 10/18/2020

Overview: We’re tracking some cooler air to wrap up our weekend, but much of the workweek still looks rather warm for this time of year.

Today: Low clouds are likely to hang on over low lying areas of eastern Colorado through much of the morning while the communities on the mountains may see the sun right away. The shallow layer of colder air responsible for the low clouds will keep temperatures over a large area of the plains considerably cooler than Saturday with temperatures hovering in the 40s for much of the day, and although a few areas on the higher terrain along I-25 may warm up a bit more, that isn’t likely to happen until the afternoon. The cooling should not be as significant over the mountains and mountain valleys where the air will warm more quickly and high temperatures will reach the 60s to lower 70s.

Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening with some patchy low clouds possible over the plains late. Cool with low temperatures in the 30s for most areas, but a few spots near the southern mountains might hang onto lower 40s, and the high mountain valleys will cool into the 20s.

Extended: The start of the workweek should be warmer again for those areas in eastern Colorado that were significantly cooler on Sunday. The first half of the week looks warm considering the time of year with temperatures generally in the 60s and 70s. Many areas should expect breezy conditions during the afternoon hours next week, and although fire weather does not look to be as prevalent as it was last week, Tuesday and Thursday look to be days where some areas could experience fire weather conditions. There are indications that another shallow layer of colder air could slide over the plains of eastern Colorado sometime late Thursday into Friday.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.

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