Weekend weather: Break out the bikes again!

The Climate Prediction Center shows Colorado near the center of an area expected to see above-average temps the next three months.

Fine conditions expected the next few days

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Break out the bikes one more time, because the weekend looks warm and sunny, and perhaps a bit breezy, as high pressure keeps temperatures well above normal into early next week.

The next chance for snow looks to arrive next Wednesday, as forecasters with the National Weather Service are advertising a large scale pattern shift that would bring a broad trough of low pressure inland from the Pacific, with the best chance for precipitation on Wednesday night into Thursday, as moisture and storm energy combine over Colorado.

Until then, look for highs in the mid-to-upper 50s, which is anywhere from 8 to 10 degrees above the average for this time of year. According to WeatherUnderground, the average mid-October high for Frisco is about 48 degrees.Low temps will also be running above average, dipping down to about 30 degrees for the next few nights. Average for this time of year is in the low 20s for the valleys of Summit County.

High level moisture will start increase during the weekend, and if those upper-level clouds materialize, nightime lows could stay even warmer, but still cold enough for snowmaking at the ski areas.

Passage of the front and low pressure area the middle of next week should bring temps back to seasonal norms, but the outlook for the next three months has changed in the past few days, with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center now showing Colorado near the bullseye of an area for above-normal temperatures through December.



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