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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1050 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Issued at 705 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Added some low POPs over the Plains next few hours as sct showers
develop due to frontal passage. Showers should wind down this
eve. Rose


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 241 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016 upper level disturbance is currently moving east
across Colorado this afternoon.  Scattered showers continue along
the Continental Divide, east into the Eastern Mountains.  Snow
levels are high, with observations and reports of snow above 12 kft.
A cold front has moved into the Palmer Divide and will head south
the rest of this afternoon.  Temperatures are warm with 70s to lower
80s across much of the eastern plains.

Tonight...the upper level disturbance will shift east into the
central plains which the cold front continues south over eastern
Colorado.  Showers across the region will dissipate after sunset
with the loss of daytime heating and upper support.  Once showers
dissipate, expect dry conditions into Wednesday morning.  Mid and
high level cloud cover will also dissipate and shift east clearing
by morning.  Cooler air will settle across eastern Colorado behind
the cold front with overnight lows in the 40s tonight. the upper disturbance continues east, high pressure
over the Desert Southwest will build northward across Colorado.
Expect dry conditions to prevail over the region and continued warm
temperatures.  Highs will top out in the 70s over the plains.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 241 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Upper ridge over the Rockies Thu/Fri will bring a return of dry
and mild weather to the region, with temperatures well above
seasonal averages. Next upper wave then moves through the area
late Fri into Sat, bringing a quick shot of rain and snow showers
to the higher elevations, mainly along the Continental Divide.
Lower elevations and the eastern plains will again miss out on any
precip, though all areas will cool slightly Sat/Sun as heights/mid
level temps fall. Still another wave then pushes eastward through
the western U.S. early next week, keeping the threat of at least
some light precipitation going along the Continental Divide from
late Sun into Tues. Again, best moisture and lift will stay north
and west of the region, with only very minor precip amounts over
the higher peaks. Eastern mountains and plains could see a brief
return to near critical fire weather conditions on Mon as winds
increase, before next cold front brings cooler air and higher RH
back by mid-week.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1046 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Light winds and VFR conditions will persist throughout all
of southeast Colorado for the next couple of days. There is no
chance of precipitation through at least Fri morning. Rose




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