Last week, students returned to school, but the City of Fort Collins still has high summer temperatures. The continued heat is generally followed by a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. It is late in the evening on Monday, August 29, 2011, and the satellite view shows scattered showers moving over the foothills.
The temperature tomorrow, August 30, 2011, should be in the low 90s with possible thunderstorms late in the afternoon. The evening will cool down to a comfortable high in the upper 50s, which will bring welcome relief to those who are ready for fall.
If you are seeking cooler weather, unfortunately, Wednesday will be even hotter, though only be a few degrees. There will be plenty of sunshine in the morning. There is no precipitation anticipated for Wednesday afternoon or evening, which should be in the high 50s, but we all know what they say about Colorado weather–if you don’t like what you see, wait a few minutes, it will change!
Thursday will drop back down to 90. Thursday evenings will also be in the high 50s.
Labor Day weekend will bring some welcome relief from the heat with temperatures in the 80s, but it will also be cloudy with a 10% chance of rain. If your weekend plans include camping or boating at Horsetooth Reservoir (always a favorite meeting place for Fort Collins residents during the long weekends) make sure you watch the skies. If you hear the sound of thunder, leave the water immediately!
Swimming at Horsetooth Reservoir is only allowed at swim beaches and days and hours may vary, so call in advance for information: 970/679-4570.
It may be a bit late for camping reservations, but you can always try by calling 1-800-397-7795.
There are a few planned activities taking place at Horsetooth Reservoir on Saturday, September 3, 2011, including:
- The last day of the season for Yoga on the Beach at South Bay Beach from 8 to 9 a.m. There is no fee for participation, but a fee is required for entrance into the park. For more information, call: 970/498-5600.
- At 8 p.m., the Campground Program “Cooking like Pioneers” will take place at the Horsetooth South Bay. Entrance fee into the park is required.
A list of General Regulations for activities at Horsetooth Reservoir is available at the Larimer County Website, but you can also request a copy of the regulations brochure from Park Rangers at the park entrance.