Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1050 PM MDT Wed Oct 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 226 PM MDT Wed Oct 26 2016

Currently...nearly a perfect afternoon out there across southern
Colorado.  Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s have spread
across much of the region with generally light winds.

Tonight and Thursday...high pressure aloft will dominate the region
through the next 24 hours.  Expect dry conditions to prevail across
the region.  Lows tonight will fall into the lower to mid 40s for
most of the area, with the San Luis Valley seeing 30s.  Highs
tomorrow will warm under the high pressure with mid 70s to lower
80s.  Mozley

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 226 PM MDT Wed Oct 26 2016

Upper ridge flattens slightly Fri/early Sat as next Pacific
system lifts through the central/nrn Rockies. As has been the case
all of the Fall season so far, trough will be too weak to produce
much more than a few rain/snow showers over the higher terrain
late Fri, with best chances along the Continental Divide. Max
temps will continue well above average again Fri, with record
highs possible at Pueblo and Colorado Springs. May see a few
showers persist over the central mountains Sat as moisture lingers
behind the departing trough, though any precip looks light. Weak
front drops through the area by Sat morning, which will drop temps
a few degf many areas, though readings will still approach 80f over
portions of the plains. Ridge then rebuilds briefly for Sun before
next trough pushes through the western U.S. Sun night into Mon.
Again appears best lift will be north of the area, with only a
brief chance of showers along the Continental Divide through Mon
morning. Winds will increase ahead of the trough late Sun/early
Mon, though critical fire weather conditions may be only brief, as
cold front arrives quick enough Mon to keep wind and low rh from
coinciding for more than a short period. Some slight cooling
expected on Tue following the frontal passage, before ridge
returns and temps warm for Wed and beyond.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1041 PM MDT Wed Oct 26 2016

Light winds and VFR conditions will continue at the TAF sites
for the next 24-30 hours. Winds aloft will increase Friday into
Saturday as a weak disturbance moves through N CO. Rose




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