Some changes are on the way for the start of your work week forecast. Mild temperatures are ahead for your Monday morning. Valley areas have only dipped into the mid 50's overnight, and mountain areas are in the 30's to 40's this morning. Partly cloudy skies will brush across our region early this morning, but sunny skies are expected to return for your afternoon. Winds will become stronger through the day, and sustained winds are projected to be out of the North to 20mph. Gusts up to 30mph will be possible out of the North this afternoon. High temperatures will fall several degrees short of what we had over the weekend. Valley areas will end up in the low to mid 70's this afternoon, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 50's to mid 60's later today. Humidity will dip into the teens this afternoon. Low humidity, breezy North winds, and above average temperatures will all result in elevated fire danger conditions today. You're advised to avoid burning outdoors today.
Temperatures will rebound by a couple of degrees on Tuesday, and skies will be mostly sunny. A cooling trend will then settle in for the remainder of the week. Clouds will increase on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Valley areas will dip back into the low 70's for the middle of the week. Showers are expected to return to our region on Thursday evening, and will last through Saturday. Precipitation amounts from this next system look substantial. An inch to two and a half inches of rain is projected for the valley, while higher elevations could get between two to four inches of precipitation during that time. Snow levels will be above pass levels on Friday, but could dip to around 4500' on Saturday. Mountain travel is likely to be impacted heading into our upcoming weekend. Temperatures will end up in the mid 60's for the valley on both Friday and Saturday.
Looks like we will get a break from the wet weather on Sunday, and temperatures will be slightly warmer than Saturday. Mostly sunny skies, and high temperatures in the low 70's are expected on Sunday. The break from the wet weather will likely last through Monday afternoon, but wet weather could return as early as Monday evening. More showers will be possible as we head through next week.