Aug 24, 2013 8:40 AM by Stephen Bowers
High pressure is the main weather feature influencing our area's weather today. It is centered over the Great Plains and bringing a large-scale southerly wind into our area. The southerly wind is carrying warmth and humidity with it, so today will be warm. There is just enough humidity that when the small-scale upslope breezes form late this afternoon, a thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out. The catch is, the air aloft is dry enough that thunderstorms are going to have difficulty forming except in the mountains. Moisture is a little more abundant throughout the depth of the atmosphere from the Continental Divide west to the Western Slope, so showers and thunderstorms will be a little more widespread in those areas this afternoon.
Expect temperatures max out in the mid-to-upper 80's around Colorado Springs, in the lower to middle 90's for most areas along and south of the Arkansas River, and mainly in the 70's on Monument Hill and in Teller County.