There is a dramatic change in the weather pattern anticipated for Friday(8/15) through Sunday(8/17). A large low pressure system is forecast to move out of Canada through the northern Rocky Mountains/northern Plains Thursday(8/14), and into the central Rocky Mountains/central Plains Friday(8/15) through the weekend. Much colder temperatures are associated with this low pressure system and high temperatures could be 15 to 25 degrees below average August readings Friday through the weekend. It is possible some areas across southeastern Colorado could be 30 degrees below average August temperatures. There is the potential for some minor accumulating snowfall over the mountain peaks Friday through the weekend.
People planning to head into the mountains, especially the very high terrain, should remain aware of the weather forecasts this week. Appropriate cool weather clothing will be likely required, especially if you are planning to hike mountain peaks.
There still some uncertainty of the potential weather pattern. If the low pressure system tracks a little further east, then the brunt of the colder temperatures will be further east. However, there has been some weather model consistency of the low pressure system tracking through Colorado late this week and weekend.
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