Mainly dry and seasonable weather is expected through Saturday as a weak cold front crosses and high pressure builds in behind it. Rain chances return Sunday with low pressure.
It’s late August. Time for football, back to school, and generally cooler temperatures and less active weather. It also means shorter days as we approach autumn.
And, today, Friday 08/30 is sort of a transition day for us here in the Valley. It’s the last time we will see our sunset at or later than 8:00 PM. Saturday’s sunset will be at 7:59 PM and we won’t see sunsets this late again until April.
A very nice late summer day for the Valley is expected. We will see seasonal temperatures and plenty of sunshine despite a weak cold front sinking south through the region. There will be a brief window for a scattered shower or storm south of I-70 with the front, but we’re expecting it to remain dry here locally.
That weak little front will end up south of our area tonight and high pressure will build in to bring another decent day Saturday.
SHOWERS OR A STORM POSSIBLE SUNDAY
An upper-level disturbance will push a warm front through the region on Sunday which will result in scattered showers and maybe even some thunder. This doesn’t look like a washout or anything widespread, but be prepared for a shower or thunder mainly during the afternoon Sunday. The lack of instability will keep the severe threat pretty much non-existent.
LABOR DAY LOOKS BETTER
We will need to keep a low threat for a leftover shower going through Monday morning, but any activity early in the day will exit south of the Valley before noon. We can expect thinning clouds and improving weather during the afternoon on Labor Day.
Sunshine and dry weather will return Tuesday.