Wednesday was the 9th consecutive day of above average temperatures in Fort Collins. Thursday won’t be the day to break that streak. As per the usual, you’ll need a jacket before 10:00 a.m. Temperatures will reach at least ten degrees above normal Thursday afternoon. There should be some thin, high clouds around throughout the day, but those won’t do much to block the sun.
If you’re planning to catch some Bronco’s football Thursday evening, the forecast is calling for some clouds and 60s for most of the game. A breeze may pick up after halftime, nothing too crazy though. Notice the nighttime icons. Winter is on the way, and the sun is setting around 6:10pm.
The five day forecast continues to show above average temperatures through the rest of the week and the weekend. Friday’s projected high temperature of 79 would break the current record of 78 degrees for that date. That’s almost twenty degrees warmer than the average! More clouds will stream into Colorado on Sunday ahead of a cooler weather pattern. Rain and a big temperature change should arrive Monday. This system will only bring liquid precipitation to Fort Collins, but mountain regions may see a few inches of snow.
Meteorologist Austin Harley can be reached on Twitter: @wx_harley.