A combination of a large ridge of high pressure over the western United States and an area of low pressure in the mid levels of the atmosphere anchored over Colorado will result in cooler temperatures and a decent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. Daytime temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 60s on both Friday and Saturday as easterly winds bring moisture into Nederland and the surrounding foothills communities. Clouds will be abundant, especially during the afternoon and evening hours with thunderstorms that could produce bursts of moderate to heavy rainfall. In short, Ned will get a break from the summer swelter and hopefully receive some much needed moisture.
By Sunday, the low will move to the east of Colorado, reducing moisture and lowering the chances of precipitation. Temperatures will begin to warm as well.
The best times for hiking will be in the morning hours on Friday and Saturday. Hikers should try to be below treeline by 11 AM both days. Winds will blow from the east all the way up the ridge lines in the Indian Peaks with daytime temperatures at 12000 feet generally in the mid to upper 40s.
Enjoy the weekend!