Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 8/11: We have seen little change in the pattern but the more western pivot to the flow has stalled and we are seeing just enough of a southwestern influence to keep the brunt of the smoke to the other side of the divide. That said there are smoke warnings for Aspen so expect some haze finding the valley. A little residual cloud cover from the southwest will mean more clouds in the mix but still not really enough moisture for measurable rain anywhere so expect more dry windy cells by the afternoon.
Temperatures: Lows were moderated by the clouds but still dropped to 36 for Crested Butte and 45 for Gunnison. Highs will reach 83 for Gunni and 78 for CB by the afternoon. Lows tonight will be slightly cooler with clearer skies.
Outlook: Not a whole lot has changed in the western flow and dry conditions will hold through Thursday when a slight uptick in available moisture could fuel some thundershowers. We are sitting right on the edge of the western flow and smoke from the fires to the west has mostly stayed on the other side of the divide but expect some to find the valleys as we head into the weekend. Nothing worth changing plans over in the forecast so get outside and have some fun.