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Q2 Weather update: Summer sets in for Saturday

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-09 17:13:42-04

If you were hoping for a day to head to an outdoor pool or lake, today is the day. Things are heating up in our portion of the state and we will likely see widespread 90 degree temperatures by the time the sun sets on this fine Saturday.

To go along with the heat today we are seeing gusty winds out of the east/southeast that are keeping things quite dry.

These winds are dragging warm and dry air into the region from the great basin and this is contributing to the unseasonably warm temperatures today.

The 24 hour forecast has a drastic change in store as a cold front from a deep pacific system pushes across the region.

This from will drop temperatures almost 30 degrees as it has cool air behind it. This front will create the lift for the changes of some rain tomorrow but cool westerly winds will bring dry conditions back the region before long. Chance of precipitation tomorrow is right around the 30% mark for most of our region.

These cold conditions will be most impactful for those in high country. If you were planning on going camping or hiking be prepared for sub freezing temperatures on Sunday and Monday morning at around the 6000 foot mark.

The chance for snow is also quite good at these elevations from Sunday into Monday.

In the wake of this system we can expect very windy conditions to start the work week, with forecasts for sustained winds around 20 miles an hour out of the west on Monday.