Nederland and the Front Range Foothills as well as much of northeastern Colorado will enjoy a run of mild and dry weather over the next several days. A large area of fair weather high pressure will be anchored over the Central and Southern Rockies, stuck between two deep, and slow moving storm systems, one over the Northeastern United States and one off of the coast of the Pacific Northwest. When weather systems move slowly or remain nearly stationary, this is known (at least to meteorologists) as a blocking pattern. Blocking patterns can bring alot of unsettled weather and precipitation to some areas while other locations remain relatively fair. In this case, Colorado will benefit with great fall weather. However, by later in the week, forecast models are hinting that the area of high pressure will shift ever so slightly to the east. If this happens, it will allow Pacific moisture to stream over Colorado from the southwest, somewhat like the monsoonal moisture we see in July and August. Still, it is almost October. While some isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible, they should remain light.
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