The State Of The Atmosphere: Sunday, October 15th, 2017

It was one week ago we were discussing an incoming snow. What a distant memory that seems now that we are focused on 70s for the week ahead.

This weekend was interesting in terms of wind; 64mph gust was recorded in Broomfield.

The wind dropped temperatures quickly for the night, and Denver had the coolest overnight of the season, so far, with a low of 24.

And yet, Sunday warmed up to an average high in the middle 60s. The wind event was brief although hardly minor.

Warming temperatures will continue through the week ahead, some 10 to 15 degrees warmer than average for each day of the workweek. That'll mean 70s for every afternoon through Friday.

Speaking of Friday, that's when the next weather disturbance moves into the Western US to bring us changes by the weekend. Note the troughing over Washington and Oregon by Friday evening. As of today, the disturbance does not appear too strong. Impactful, but not likely significant. I discuss this system in much greater detail for the Insiders.

By next weekend that system will move through to drop temperatures and bring some chances of rain and snow. We'll be watching this as we head into the work week. Stay tuned!

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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