July is here, we’re halfway through the calendar year, and the new month is going to come in with a thunderous roar. Our area is under a Flash Flood Watch from 2:00 PM this afternoon until 8:00 AM Friday. Storms will develop later today that could produce heavy rainfall amounts. 1-2” are expected in most places, with upwards of 2-4” possible in localized areas and in the mountains. The timing of these storms should afford overnight guests plenty of time to make it up the mountain comfortably. Day hikers, if you’re committed to making a climb this day, best not to linger in descending. Temps are starting in the mid 50s and we’ll get into the mid 60s this afternoon. Winds are calms and skies are fairly clear, but the clouds will gradually thicken throughout the day. Friday will transition from storms in the morning to clearer skies in the afternoon. We are still on track for an early summer cool down. Temps tomorrow could drop into the 40s. So have the appropriate layers to stay dry and warm for your entire journey up and down the mountain, as hypothermia can always be a possibility for the unprepared in these mountains.
Be safe and have a great day.