And we get drier, and drier, and drier. Figure 1 is the satellite image showing atmospheric moisture. There is good moisture down south but it is not expected up here until middle next week (maybe).
We do have a bit of smoke from the western fires (Figure 2). The upper level ridge overhead is keeping the smoke out in the Pacific Northwest. I feel bad for them, and California.
The longer range forecast:
The ridge that has warmed us up and dried us out is still here through Saturday, good and strong (blue line over Colorado – Figure 3).
The ridge is still here on Tuesday, but a trough in the west (red line on the West Coast in Figure 4) may start to bring moisture in by Tuesday. Figure 5 is rainfall through the next five days – there is virtually no precipitation except down in the drought zone (yea!).
Figure 6 shows temperatures remaining right around 90° F for the next 5 days, then that western trough brings a hint of a cool down and more moisture. That IS a long way out though. You’ll have to come back for more weather another day!