Weekend Outlook: 'Hot' and Dry

Temperatures will soar this weekend following a briefly cooler day Friday – 79 was the high. With 80 being the average high for the weekend, we will easily raise the bar much higher than that average for both Saturday and Sunday.

You can plan on middle 80s Saturday, 90 for Sunday, and continued 80s to 90 for the first half of next week. There may be a cooler trend toward the next weekend, but I'm not holding my breath yet. Temperatures, and precipitation chances, are not changing through the next several days at least. Here are Saturday's estimated highs:

NDFD Max Temperatures forecast for Saturday | WeatherBell Analytics

Anyone hoping to turn their sprinkler systems off, or let their gardens "go", have to wait. The moisture outlook for the weekend and for next week looks very dry. So keep things watered, including your trees that may be showing some signs of drought stress.

That's sadly a theme now again. Denver's summer ended an inch drier than average and the first two weeks of September have been dry as well.

Do some rain dancing: The ensembles only show very poor chances for rainfall not only for the weekend, but through next week also.

Ensemble Precipitation Projections

Coming up in this Sunday's State of the Atmosphere, we will let you know of any possible weather pattern changes ahead. For now, don't expect anything but a warming trend this weekend, and a stray shower/storm to impact very few of us. Enjoy.

Matt Makens

Matt Makens has won 5 Emmys for his weather coverage. He has the seal of approval from the NWA and is a certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the AMS. He works for Colorado's Own Ch 2.

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