A Brief Pause in the Warming Trend This Weekend

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 20:50:26-04

Welcome to the weekend! Saturday will have a brief break in the warming trend as a Canadian cold front moves through the state. Areas of light rain will fall over the lower elevations, generally below 4000'. Above 4000', the rain showers will mix with snow at times. In the mountains above 5000' the precipitation should be mostly snow. Widespread cloud cover will keep temperatures down as well. Sunday is a much warmer and sunnier day after a few morning clouds. By afternoon there will be abundant sunshine and much warmer temperatures. Even warmer weather will move in early next week as a nice ridge of high pressure builds across the northern Rockies. Monday will be clear with highs in the 60s. Tuesday could be one of the warmest days so far this year with temperatures cracking 70 again in a few locations. A new storm will approach later on Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms. After a cold front passes on Wednesday night, temperatures will drop enough to allow snow in the mountains and a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations on Thursday. Snow accumulation will be confined to the higher elevations above 5000' but Thursday will be a much colder and windier day for all.
Have a great weekend.
Curtis Grevenitz