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Winds Of Change Will Be Blowing

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 20:48:00-04

The weather patterns are changing.  The recent outbreak of powerful thunderstorms is coming to an end.  Tuesday’s storms were nasty but limited to the eastern half of the state.  For the next several days, storms will virtually vanish from the state.  However, a strong wind with cooler temperatures will move across the state.  Fortunately for all of the recent moisture, the fire danger will not be extreme.  Had this month been hot and dry to this point, the threat for wildfires would skyrocket.  Given the recent cooler temperatures and abundant moisture, the fire danger will not be as high as it could be, but there will be an elevated risk of wildfire growth if one were to develop.  Wednesday will start to see some wind ramp up under mostly cloudy skies. Gusts could top out around 20-30mph. Highs will be in the 70s to around 80.  Thursday is when the wind will really increase, with gusts topping out over 50mph off the Rocky Mountain Front and out along the Hi-line.  Highs will only be in the 70s.  Humidity will be lower and with the wind the fire danger will be much higher.  Weather conditions will not be good for burning or doing anything that could spark a fire.  Friday will be another windy day with slightly below average temperatures.  This weekend the wind will die down and beautiful weather will settle in.  High pressure will put an end to the wind and clear out the skies.  Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 70s and low 80s.  Sunday will be sunny with highs in the 80s.  After the weekend, the hottest weather so far this year will move throughout the state with highs climbing through the 90s on Monday and Tuesday.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz