Jul 11, 2014 8:38 AM by Stephen Bowers
The intense summer heat will mellow out this weekend, then we will become unseasonably cool early next week. Showers are already forming near and west of the Continental Divide this morning. To our north a cold front is generating another swath of rain from Minnesota and Iowa westward across Nebraska and into Wyoming. That cold front is headed our way and will mean a cooler weekend for us, along with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs today will be in the 80's and 90's, which is a slight cool down from yesterday. This cool down is just starting as temperatures will step down through the weekend with more afternoon thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday. Another cold front early next week will keep the cooling going into Tuesday and Wednesday. The thunderstorms don't go far, though there is no single day when all of our area will see rain. With the strong upslope breeze, we will have to monitor the burn scars closely for an increased flash flood risk.