This weeks Weather 5/16-5/23/2013

This Week’s Weather
By John McGinley
Thunderstorms And Snow, Then Summer-Like Temperature
A large, slow-moving upper level low brought one more bout with snow on Wednesday. This was followed over the next two days with afternoon thunderstorms that brought significant rain to the Peak-to-Peak region. The three-day total was about two inches of liquid. As the system moved to the south warm air from the west moved over the area bringing highs into the upper 60s and low 70s…..the warmest temperatures of the year. Even the lows never went below 40F…..quite a change.
Day Date High Low Precip Comments
Wed May 8 43 31 3.0S/ 0.65L Thundersnow
Thu May 9 44 31 0.83L Thunderstorms
Fri May 10 50 28 0.38L Thunderstorms
Sat May 11 59 32
Sun May 12 68 40
Mon May 13 74 49
Tue May 14 73 48
End-of-week snow on ground: none
Upper level disturbances will create isolated showers and thunderstorms Thursday and again Saturday. The Saturday system will push a cold front through the area with cooler temperatures Sunday and Monday. A warming trend will continue through Wednesday.
Thursday-May 16: Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s after lows in the low 40s.
Friday-May 17: Fair and warm with highs in the low 70s after lows in the upper 30s.
Saturday-May 18: Cold front moves through with showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs under cloudy skies will be in the mid 60s with lows falling to the mid 30s by midnight.
Sunday-May 19: Partly cloudy and cooler with highs in the upper 50s after lows in near 30.
Monday-May 20: Another cool one with highs in the upper 50s after lows in the low 30s.
Tuesday-May 21: Fair and warmer with highs in the mid 60s with lows in the upper 30s.
Wednesday-May 22: Fair and warmer yet with highs near 70 after lows in the low 40s.