Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPUB 221001

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
401 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 401 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Dry NW flow at mid levels will dominate the weather today and
tonight. Some hi cirrus clouds will be possible, otherwise clear
skies are anticipated. Temperatures today will be seasonable with
highs on the plains in the mid 60s to lower 70s, with temps around
60 in the valleys. Lows tonight will fall into the 40s plains and
20s and 30s valleys. It will be breezy to windy in the mountains,
especially at the higher elevations. /Hodanish

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 401 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Monday through Wednesday...A ridge of high pressure over the West
Coast, and an upper trough of low pressure over the Great Lakes
region, will keep Colorado under northwest flow aloft Monday and
Tuesday. Conditions will remain dry, but a cold front is forecast to
drop south across Colorado through the day Monday, ushering in
cooler air for Tue. Temperatures will be in the 60s both Mon and
Tue, but highs on Tue will be about 5 degrees cooler. The flow aloft
becomes more westerly on Wed as the ridge breaks down, helping to
boost temps into the 60s for the high valleys, and 70s to near 80F
for the eastern plains.

Thursday through Saturday...The next weather feature to affect the
state will drop out of the Pacific NW on Thu, bringing much cooler
air and a chance for some rain and snow for the forecast area Thu
and Fri. Long range models offer slightly different solutions on how
long the upper trough will persist across Colorado, but the forecast
should start clearing up in a day or two. For now, expect temps in
the 60s on Thu with rain and snow edging in from the north by
midday, then becoming more widespread through the evening and
overnight hours. For Fri, look for pcpn to start winding down by the
aftn, as temps only climb into the 40s to right around 50F for much
of the area. Sat is forecast to be dry but cool under northerly flow
as temps only reach highs in the 50s. Moore


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday morning)
Issued at 401 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

VFR conditions are expected during the next 24 hours at all 3 taf
sites; kpub, kals and kcos. Winds will be light and diurnally




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