The heat goes on! (How many more of these catchy phrases can I come up with?)
Figure 1 shows that with the upper air ridge (shown for many days now) and the surface high (shown for as many days) still in place, we warm up to record levels again this afternoon. Temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees above normal for today (82F).
We again have no chance of convection/thunderstorms today (Figure 2). It will be just dry, clear, and smoky at times. Figure 3 shows the smoke from local Colorado fires getting pulled back around to this side of the Rockies at times. I saw some of it up in the distance north at sunset Friday PM.
The longer range forecast:
We stay hot, dry, and smoky at times through Monday. Then the winds of change approach as the western trough begins to make inroads towards us. There might be some tropical moisture entrained into the flow as well from the eastern Pacific. Figure 4 is the GFS meteogram out 10 days. Tuesday on into Wednesday, temperatures drop to below normal and ‘some’ rain chances return (scattered rain chances, at least).