A day to remember weather-wise

Temperatures should rise through rest of the week


Temperatures peaked in the upper-70s for Memorial Day and forecasters say it should get warmer through the week.

"It's going to stay warm and relatively dry," National Weather Service Forecaster Dave Nadler said. "We will probably warm several degrees each day through the week."

In fact, weather on Thursday and Friday could produce temperatures of 80 degrees or warmer.

Some isolated thundershowers could accumulate in the higher elevations surrounding Steamboat Springs, but it isn't likely that they will hit the valley.

The first chance for precipitation in the Yampa Valley will come on Saturday, when showers are forecasted.

Chances for rain could remain until Monday.

Precipitation continues to be below normal in the Steamboat area.

Snowpack levels through the winter were significantly lower than normal and that trend has maintained itself even after a majority of the snow melted.

The average precipitation in April in the Steamboat Springs area is about 2.2 inches.

This year April produced 1.72 inches of precipitation.

May statistics have not been calculated, but Nadler said most people believe that precipitation levels for the month also will be below the 2.1 inch average.

Historically, May begins the decline of precipitation in the Yampa Valley.

June, July and August each average about 1.5 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.


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