Colorado Weekend Weather Outlook

Colorado Weekend Weather Outlook September 9-11, 2016

Warm and pleasant weather expected for the weekend. UV index will be high so keep an eye out for sunburn!

Another great late summer/early fall weekend on tap for many of us along the front range of Colorado. The forecast for this weekend looks fairly typical for this time of the year. A quick cold front will cool us down slightly on Friday (at least compared to what we have seen the past few days) but the cooler air doesn’t stick around long. Saturday and Sunday look to be very nice with warmer temperatures and it may even feel a bit hot on Saturday. Castle Rock and surrounding areas look to see the mid to upper 80’s on Sunday but many models show the Denver Metro Area seeing 90’s in some areas.

We will note that some models show low temperatures in the 30’s for Saturday morning. Doesn’t look like freezing conditions but we will keep an eye out in case anything looks to be trending colder (for those of you with sensitive plants…)

Colorado Weather - Forecast low temperatures for Saturday September 10

Are those upper 30’s in Douglas County on Saturday morning???

Public Service Announcement

Despite the fact the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler, it is easy to forget that sunburn is still a very real danger in Colorado this time of the year. The UV Index forecast for the next few days shows values in the upper 7 to low 8 range:

Ultraviolet radiation forecast for Sept 9-11, 2016

Predicted UV Index for next 2 days in Castle Rock Colorado…

Values like this are still high and can do quite a bit of damage to folks who are exposed to the sunlight for long periods of time during the day.

UV index effects chart

With values in the upper 7’s and low 8’s through the weekend, make sure to put plenty of sunscreen on if you plan to be out in the sun for long periods of time. Most folks will experience sunburning in 30-45 minutes with no protection!

A Look at Other Regions in Colorado

For those of you outside the Castle Rock/ Palmer Divide area with weekend plans, here’s a quick look at what to expect:

  • Fort Morgan Area
    • Saturday: 74/40 – Partly cloudy and breezy conditions
    • Sunday :82/43 – Mainly sunny and warmer
    • Monday: 93/53 – Sunny and warm
  • Limon
    • Saturday: 76/53 –Partly cloudy with a slight breeze
    • Sunday :75/54 – Mostly sunny through the day, a slight breeze is possible
    • Monday: 90/51 – Sunny and warm
  • Winter Park/Fraser
    • Saturday: 65/31 – Pleasent under mostly clear skies, chilly in the evening and overnight hours
    • Sunday: 73/38 – Sunny and pleasant
    • Monday: 73/44 – Mostly clear and pleasant, slightly breezy in the afternoon hours
  • Woodland Park
    • Saturday: 72/37 – Mostly clear conditions, a bit chilly during the evening hours
    • Sunday: 70/43 – Clear skies and pleasant temperatures
    • Monday: 75/48 – Sunny skies with a slight breeze in the afternoon and evening hours
That’ll do it! Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe!
John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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