A slow-moving frontal boundary will bring scattered showers and storms to the plateau for our holiday weekend. Widespread severe weather is not expected but any storm that develops could be intense. By Monday, the front is expected to have drifted just south of the area, giving us a reduced chance for rain. However, by Tuesday and Wednesday that front may drift back northward, providing more chances for scattered showers and storms.
This Week’s Hazards
Any storm could be locally strong to even severe, with damaging winds being the main threat. Be mindful of the deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, as well.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Saturday – Sunday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoons and evenings. Rain chances should taper off by Sunday night.
Independence Day: Partly cloudy, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, esp in the afternoon.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Any storm that develops this weekend could be locally intense, with deadly lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall. Keep an eye to the sky and an eye on the radar if you have outdoor plans. If you’re close enough to hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
Severe Weather Safety Tips
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. This particular mofel fires off some storms around the noon hour and then keeps them isolated to scattered the rest of the day.
Time is in 24 hour units, beginning at 7:00 a.m. today. Simply scroll to the right to see future hours.
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Drought info can be found at my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/. That link also allows you to compare this week’s map with last week’s. The maps update each Thursday.
Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state and here on the plateau.
On This Day
1987 – Thunderstorms in Colorado produced hail as large as golf balls northwest of Kiowa, which accumulated to a depth of twelve inches. Hail two and a half inches in diameter was reported at Black Forest. Hail damaged 900 acres of crops south of the town of Wiggins.
1776 – Continental Congress resolves “these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States”.
A surprise tropical storm formed on the Carolina coast last night. We now have Tropical Storm Colin moving up the coastline. The storm will bring wind and rain to that area today.
Farther south, Tropical Storm Bonnie is making a rather unusual move westward and into the Pacific.
The yellow-shaded region represents a tropical disturbance that is struggling this morning and only has a 10% chance of developing into anything. It will more likely dissipate in the coming days.
MM Classes for Kids
Registration for the MM kids classes in July is now open! Classes cap at 15 students. The topic for July’s classes is rockets!
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