Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today with one final day of below average temperatures before a significant warming trend to finish out the work week. Looking at the big picture, the Monsoon ridge (currently over Baja, Mexico) will slowly build north into the lower CO River Valley after mid-week. Resulting mid-level height increases will translate to daily highs returning to around the 107˚F mark on Wednesday before jumping into the 110˚F-113˚F (Excessive heat) range for Thursday and Friday. To those of you spending extra time outdoors during this period, make sure to take necessary precautions in order to avoid heat related illness.
For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 99˚F-102˚F range around the Valley with mid 90s across the foothill and higher terrain locales. Variable winds will generally remain in the 2-7mph range with localized evening gusts around 10-15mph. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 70s around the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.
For tomorrow plan on another healthy dosing of sun and warming temperatures. Daytime highs will climb into the 106˚F-108˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will continue to hover in the 2-7mph range with some increased breezes around sunset. Excessive heat is likely to return to the region for the second half of the work week as high pressure builds northward. Daily highs will see a boost into the 110˚F-113˚F range both Thursday and Friday to go along with clear skies and very dry conditions across the region.