Warmer and sunny as an epic ridge builds across the western United States. Continue reading for today’s full forecast.

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The intense ridge we mentioned yesterday has slid eastward, now encompassing Colorado.

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GFS 500mb vorticity map for this evening. An epic ridge builds across the West

With the ridge axis shifting, we’ll see much warmer temperatures today with highs in the mid 60’s and completely sunny skies. Expect the nice weather to continue into early next week (if not longer). The GFS forecast total precipitation through Monday tells the story beneath the ridge:

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GFS total accumulated precipitation forecast through Monday morning. Nothing happening beneath the core of the ridge

Enjoy our first decent weekend in quite some time!

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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