Joe Nicholls and NOAA forecast for Friday, September 22, 2017

Joe Nicholls

The center of low pressure is over Idaho with the frontal boundary at the Utah border, but will be shifting ever so slowly eastward. We'll see the southerly winds increase again today and clouds will be on the increase with a chance of showers or a thunderstorm this afternoon. A little more upper level support moves into the area later tonight and tomorrow bringing more showers. The lifted index does drop to -2 tomorrow afternoon, so again, I can't rule out a chance of a thunderstorm or two. We'll gradually dry out the air mass, but another chance of a couple of showers Wednesday and into Thursday.

NOAA - Steamboat Springs

Today - Isolated showers before 9 am, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight - Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday - A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night - A chance of rain showers before 5 am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday - A slight chance of snow showers before 7 am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 7 am and noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

On this date in 1968, the Minnesota Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hit less inning & plays all 9 positions. Tovar was the starting pitcher, his only career pitching appearance, before making his way around the diamond at a different position each inning during the Twins' final home game of the season. Tovar scored the Twins' first ever home run, set a team record with his 33rd stolen base of the season and finished 1-for-3 with a walk. In a sign of the times, the Twins are said to have given Tovar a color television set after the game.

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