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Jul 23, 2012 9:12 AM by Craig Eliot

Hot & mostly dry again

TODAY: Get ready for another day of hot, mostly dry weather today. Temps in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo will be at least 8 degrees hotter than average. Today will be the 32nd day of temps over 90 degrees for Colorado Springs since May 1st....and the 47th day for Pueblo. With the high temp in Pueblo hitting 101 today it will also be the 23 days since May 1st that Pueblo has been at the century mark or hotter! There should be a little more moisture in the air over the mountains and foothills which means a couple of storms are possible in spots. 10% chance in the Springs....Pueblo will be dry. Chance of storms is 20-30% over the Rampart Range & Teller County. 20% opportunity for much needed moisture over Monument Hill and the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. If you live in Walsenburg or Trinidad your chances will only be about 10-20%.

TONIGHT: Storms ending shortly after the sun goes does. Skies will clear and temps will cool nicely.

TUESDAY: Almost as hot tomorrow as today, but a better chance of afternoon/early evening storms. Chances will go up to 40-50% over the mountains close to home...30% in the Springs and 20% in Pueblo. (Fingers crossed...we need the moisture!)

WEDNESDAY: Another good chance of storms...especially over the mountains and it won't be quite as hot. A weak cool front means storms will be a good bet in spots, but also that it won't be quite so toasty. High temps should be about 4-6 degrees cooler compared to today and tomorrow. Chances of storms for the Wednesday in July will be about the same as your Tuesday.

THURSDAY: Another day of milder temps. Highs will be very close to the highs Wednesday. The one thing you will notice is that we won't see as many thundershowers because we'll start another trend of limited monsoon moisture along the Front Range and at the higher elevations. Still a 20% chance over the mountains, but only about a 10-20% chance for Colorado Springs and only a 10% for Pueblo and the plains east of I-25.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY: Temps warming and chances of storms staying minimal...at least at the lower elevations. As much as a 20 chance for Colorado Springs...only a 10-20% chance for Pueblo. If you have plans in the mountains you can plan on seeing at least or storm or two each afternoon and early evening.

Have a great week!

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