Aug 11, 2014 9:34 AM by Stephen Bowers
Showers and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening gave way to clearing overnight. You may have even seen some meteors streaking across the sky as the sky cleared as we are in the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower. You will be able to see more of that tonight.
We've lost a lot of moisture throughout the depth of the atmosphere since yesterday's storms have cleared. The humidity is just high enough to support some isolated showers that start in the high elevations. A few of them will work out toward I-25 this afternoon, but they will be sparse and many areas away from the mountains will be dry today.
The hour-by-hour breakdown is sunny to start with temperatures warming quickly. By 10 AM we're in the 60's warming into the 70's by noon. At 2 PM, 70's and 80's are the rule. Those 80's will be in areas along and south of the Arkansas River. 2 PM to 5 PM also shows us some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the mountains and also across the Raton Ridge near the New Mexico border. Most of us away from those high elevations will stay dry with highs in the 70's and 80's.
Temperatures are on their way up for Tuesday and Wednesday, and we will be mostly dry with just an isolated shower or thunderstorm both afternoons. A mid-level low pressure wave will move across Colorado on Thursday. Combined with an upward surge of moisture, showers and thunderstorms will become more abundant and temperatures will become cooler. The drier and warmer pattern will resume Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.