Slightly warmer than yesterday and just as sunny. Continue reading for today’s full forecast.

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An upper-level ridge continues to build across the region.  In fact, it is so strong that the jet stream has split in order to avoid it. We call this a split-flow pattern. We see the two distinct pieces of the jet in the 250 mb wind map below.

gfsNA_250_spd_021

Colorado lies right between the two. In this position, conditions are usually calm, seasonal and sunny, which will be the case for the next several days.

Shown below is the 700 mb relative humidity (RH) forecast for this afternoon. We often use this product to get quick look at where to expect clouds and precipitation.

gfs.tfld_700mb_syn_field_f30

With RH values below 50% aloft in eastern Colorado and light downslope, we’ll see full sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s today.

Our next chance of precipitation comes Tuesday evening when a weak wave moves across the state. Snow levels will be above ~9,000 feet, so were only expecting rain on the Plains and  Foothills. More on that later.

Ben Castellani

Ben grew up in western Pennsylvania and holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in meteorology. He currently works on a programming language tailored for scientists at Harris Geospatial Solutions in Boulder.

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