It's starting to feel like summertime again in Colorado. Sunshine and warmer temperatures are making a comeback after an early dose of wintry weather blasted through parts of the state last week.
On Monday, daytime temperatures reached into the 80s across the plains and Front Range. The mountain valleys saw temperatures in the 70s, with those in the mountains ranging from the 60s to 70s. Evening temperatures will likely be chilly in the mountains, plunging into the 30s and 40s. Afternoon showers are also possible over the San Juan Mountains.
Following Monday, expect warm weather to continue.
Temperatures will climb to a few degrees above average today as high pressure remains in control. Expect mostly sunny skies, although an isolated shower or thunderstorm will possible in the afternoon over the San Juan Mountains. #cowx #utwx pic.twitter.com/3TmmxzZAJs— NWS Grand Junction (@NWSGJT) September 14, 2020
On Tuesday, the plains crank up the heat with temperatures climbing up to the 90s. Temperatures will range from the 60s and 70s over the mountains and high valleys, with isolated storm chances over the Continental Divide.
For the remainder of the week, warm and dry weather will continue.
Despite early season snowfall, much of Colorado continues to dry out with abnormally hot and dry summer weather. According to the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions.