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Higher Summits Forecast

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Always be prepared to make your own assessment of travel and weather conditions. This outlook is one tool to help you plan a safe trip. Always travel with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
4:21 AM

A warm, moist air to flow from the southwest will continue ahead of a cold front approaching from the west today. This flow will keep temperatures above normal as well as keep summits mostly in the clouds today as the front approaches. Instability ahead of the front will allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms around the state today with favorable conditions aloft for a few cells to become severe this afternoon or early this evening. Severe thunderstorms have a potential for sudden and strong gusts of wind, small hail, and heavy downpours. As the front passes overnight, a line of continuous rain and scattered thunderstorms will pass through the state. As the front slides offshore early on Wednesday, convective activity will taper and a clearing pattern will set up for the afternoon as a ridge of high pressure builds in. Despite sunshine returning on Wednesday, a cooler air flow behind the cold front will bring temperatures down to more seasonable readings; a departure of some 10 to 15 degrees from todays.

Ryan Knapp
Staff Meteorologist
Forecast

Today:

Mostly in the clouds under increasingly cloudy skies w/ a chance of rain showers or thunderstorms.

Highs: around 60 °F

Wind: W shifting SW 20-35 mph increasing to 30-45 mph w/ higher gusts possible

Tonight:

In the clouds w/ rain showers and thunderstorms.

Lows: mid 40s °F

Wind: SW shifting NW 30-45 mph increasing to 45-60 mph w/ higher gusts likely

Tomorrow:

In and out of the clouds under partly sunny skies w/ a slight chance of morning showers/ thunderstorms then trending towards clearing.

Highs: around 50 °F

Wind: NW 45-60 mph decreasing to 35-50 mph

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