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Very warm, very dry weather to be highlight of Thornton’s weekend

Friday, October 14th, 2016 5:10am MST

The three-day period is going to continue our unseasonably warm and very dry early fall. In fact, it will be starting out with potentially record setting warmth before cooling down just a bit.

For Friday, high pressure remains over the region and will continue to do so through the weekend. Up above we will have mostly sunny skies with just a few high clouds. Temperatures today will be climbing to the mid-80s, very close to and potentially hitting and exceeding the record high for the date of 85 degrees set in 1962. The high temps and dry conditions do cause some fire concerns so please be careful.

Overnight tonight we will be mild with lows dipping to around 50 degrees. It may be a bit breezy in the wee hours of the morning.

Saturday does cool down some but with mercury readings still well above normal. Highs tomorrow will be near the 80 degree mark. Look for mostly sunny skies above again with calm, dry conditions.

Saturday night into Sunday morning again will be calm and mild.

We close out the weekend on Sunday with more of the same. There will be a healthy dose of sun above with temperatures topping out at or a bit above 80 degrees.

Have a great weekend!

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Temperatures and the sun stage a comeback on Thursday

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 4:50am MST

Yesterday didn’t quite pan out as expected with it remaining quite cool and cloudy throughout the day. That changes today as drier air moves in and high pressure centers over Colorado.

Look for some cloud cover to start but that will decrease as the morning progresses leaving us with mostly sunny skies for the majority of the day. Overall conditions will be calm and dry. Temperatures will be climbing to a high in the mid-70s, almost 10 degrees above normal for the date.

Similar conditions and even warmer mercury readings will be with us through the weekend.

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Hillary Clinton taking advantage of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 4:49am MST

Natural Disasters - Tsunami, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Hillary Clinton has called on Al Gore to help boost her candidacy among voters concerned about climate change. If Tuesday’s Clinton-Gore climate change rally in Miami is any indication, we are in for a wild ride in the coming weeks. Their speeches were riddled with science misrepresentations and outright mistakes.… » Click here to read the rest of Hillary Clinton taking advantage of Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Nicole bears down on Bermuda

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 3:55am MST

Mexico City (dpa) – Hurricane Nicole is expected to arrive in the British overseas territory of Bermuda on Thursday, with officials telling locals to be wary of the category 4 storm. Late on Wednesday evening the centre of the hurricane was situated around 290 kilometres south-south west of Bermuda with wind speeds of up to 215… » Click here to read the rest of Hurricane Nicole bears down on Bermuda

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NC hurricane death toll now 19, with 3,800 in shelters, 143,000 without power

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 8:52am MST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Hurricane Matthew death toll has risen yet again in the ninth day of recovery to 19 people, most of them drownings that occurred when people were trapped in vehicles and swept away. The toll could rise even more, as rivers in five more counties are expected to surpass record levels between… » Click here to read the rest of NC hurricane death toll now 19, with 3,800 in shelters, 143,000 without power

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Thornton’s Wednesday starts damp, will remain cool but will see clearing

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 5:03am MST

Following a nice little bit of precipitation overnight and into this morning, we will dry out quickly and the sun will return but temperatures will be much cooler.

We start out the day with cloudy skies, perhaps some lingering drizzle in a few areas. By mid-morning those clouds will start to break and then continue to decrease as the day progresses leading to mostly sunny skies by late afternoon. In the wake of the system temperatures are going to remain much cooler than recent days with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Looking ahead, we will be rebounding quickly with above normal temperatures returning from tomorrow into the first of next week.

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Passing system to bring breezy winds, chance for showers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 5:19am MST

The beginning of a little bit of a change in Thornton’s weather as a system passes to our north. This, coupled with a cold front tonight, will cool things down quite a bit tomorrow.

For today we are seeing some breezy winds early which should settle down a bit this morning then pick back up later this afternoon as a cold front approaches. Above look for a healthy dose of cloud cover throughout the day.

Temperatures will be warming up to a high in the mid-70s. A few sprinkles may be seen early then better chances arrive this afternoon, overnight and particularly early Wednesday morning. At this time though, we aren’t expecting a lot of precipitation from the event.

The cold front will arrive this evening and with it cooler temperatures also arrive leading to highs in the mid to upper 50s tomorrow.

Keep an eye on the sky with our radar here.

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An overblown link between hurricanes and global warming

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 5:16am MST

Hurricane Matthew proved to be a dangerous storm that killed hundreds, and caused floods and property damage from Haiti to the Carolinas. Thanks a lot, global warming. That, at least, is what some alarmists would have us believe. “Hurricane Matthew, a record-shattering storm that is unusual for October, is a reminder of climate change’s potential to… » Click here to read the rest of An overblown link between hurricanes and global warming

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Thornton’s workweek starts mild, a pattern that will repeat most of the week

Monday, October 10th, 2016 6:00am MST

Monday is going to offer a preview of what lies ahead this week with above normal temperatures and calm conditions. We will see a brief break in the pattern with cooler weather Wednesday but then we will be bouncing right back.

For today we start out with clear skies and then will see clouds increase a bit by mid-morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures today will be climbing to about 10 degrees above normal with a forecast high of 79 degrees. Overall conditions will be calm although we will see some breezy winds beginning in the mid to late afternoon and lasting into the evening.

Looking ahead, tomorrow will be a bit cooler and bring a chance for showers as a trough and associated cold front prepare to arrive overnight into Wednesday. We will cool down a good bit on Wednesday but then warm back up to at or above normal Thursday then see readings back to the mid to upper 70s for the balance of the week. Get more details in the extended forecast here.

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew downgraded, but still dangerous

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 12:24pm MST

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday morning but still had some dangerous fight left in it, dumping more than a foot of rain on North Carolina in a deluge that flooded homes and businesses as far as 100 miles inland. What will go down as one of the most potent… » Click here to read the rest of Deadly Hurricane Matthew downgraded, but still dangerous

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