Weather - Forecast

Jul 24, 2014 9:52 AM by John Dissauer

Pattern Shift Approaching

..Above normal day expected in southern Colorado...

Mild overnight temperatures and mainly sunny skies this morning will aid temperatures jumping quickly in to the 80s, 90s and lower 100s by afternoon.

This afternoon, high resolution computer models hint at a few showers and thunderstorms developing over Teller County and then moving east in to El Paso County.  It appears the best time for this to happen will be early to mid afternoon.

WEEK ENDS WARM

Temperatures will likely stay above normal through the remainder of the week and in to the first half of the weekend.  Highs in the 90s and lower 100s will be common for areas east of the mountains Friday and Saturday.

I am going to keep a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Woodland Park and Colorado Springs through Saturday.  Although, Saturday looks like isolated chances at best.

RETURNING TO WET PATTERN

Rain chances quickly go up as monsoon moisture moves overhead Sunday.  In fact, Sunday through Tuesday looks to turn wet for southern Colorado.  There will continue to be a chance of rain in the forecast beyond Tuesday, but daily chances aren't as high as Sunday - Tuesday.

Computer models are bullish on rainfall projections.  A two computer model average suggests 1.87" rain for Colorado Springs and 0.86" for Pueblo through 6pm Wednesday.  When compared to the 20-year normal (1981-2010) that represents 246% and 169% for the same time frame respectively. - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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