Summit County weatherblog: Warming up!

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This isn't exactly the kind of May flower we're hoping to see, but pretty nonetheless. It's a frost crystal growing on the tip of a blade of dead grass in a muddy runoff puddle near the Lilypad Lake trailhead.

Many daily record highs for May have been set in the past 10 years — a sign of global warming?

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’ve been patiently waiting for a warmup, you’re time is almost here. By the end of the week, temps could soar into the upper 50s as the polar jet stream pulls back to near the Canadian border.

But first, look for another chance of showers the next 48 hours or so, especially north of I-70, as a weak cold front sags south from Idaho, dropping highs on Wednesday by about 5 degrees.

Once that system passes, the outlook is for a relatively dry scenario across the area through the first part of the weekend, with the forecast beyond that indicating the chance for another stronger system to dig into the West for the start of next week, but the models are still a bit muddled. Continue reading

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