Typical for this time of year, a large hot dome of high pressure, also known as a ridge, will remain anchored over the Southwestern United States over the next several days.This ridge will shift slightly to the west on Friday and Saturday allowing some cooler air to filter into the Front Range Foothills and adjacent plains. Daytime temperatures will generally be in the mid to upper 70s with increasing amounts of moisture. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be scattered around Nederland with some storms producing brief bursts of moderate to heavy rain. The motion of the thunderstorms will be slower on Saturday raising the possibility for 0.50 inches of rain or more in some locations lucky enough to see rain. After this, the ridge will shift back to the east on Sunday bringing warmer temperatures and generally dry conditions back to the region. It still looks like subtropical moisture will make its way into the area next week. When the humidity goes up, daytime temperatures lower, and the chance of rain increases. This will be welcome in Nederland and the surrounding communities where dry conditions have heightened the fire danger. Stay tuned!
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