Dry weather prevails with temperatures remaining well below normal. Springlike warmth is on the horizon. Continue reading for today’s full forecast.

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Today kicks off an extended stretch of docile weather for eastern Colorado! However, behind yesterday’s cold front, we’ll have to weather one more chilly day. Temperatures will fall 10 to 15 degrees short of normal this afternoon, only reaching into the upper 40’s. The temperature anomaly from the GFS for this afternoon is shown below.

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GFS forecast surface temperature anomaly for this afternoon. Cold is the name of the game!

Notice the warmth to our west, in Washington and Oregon. That is a result of a high-amplitude ridge, seen below in today’s 500 mb map. That warmth will shift our way tomorrow!

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GFS 500 mb vorticity map for this afternoon. Northerly flow across Colorado. A big ridge is lurking to the west, though!

We’ll be dry today, with mostly sunny skies.

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Looking ahead, the weather this weekend will be picture-perfect. Lots of sunshine with highs in the 60’s for both Saturday and Sunday. We’re also keeping tabs on a potential blizzard for Monday! Early model guidance suggests the Denver Metro could be in for 1 to 2 feet of heavy wet snow, with winds gusting in excess of 50 mph at times.

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April Fools! That blizzard doesn’t exist. Ensemble guidance actually paints a warm and dry image across Colorado for the foreseeable future. Definitely not good for those of us hoping for that late spring snowstorm…

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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