Jul 5, 2014 8:13 PM by John Dissauer
Update: 6:10pm: Temperatures topped out in the 90s in southern Colorado Saturday afternoon. Officially reaching 99° in Pueblo and 92° in Colorado Springs. We will add a couple degrees on to those numbers for tomorrow. Highs will be in the middle 90's to lower 100s.
Skies will have a few clouds this evening, eventually clearing overnight. Lows will be in the 60s and temperatures around 7am will be near 70°.
The rest of the forecast remains intact. - Meteorologist John Dissauer
...Feeling like summer...
Warm temperatures are expected through the remainder of the holiday weekend. Highs will be in the 80's (higher elevations), 90's and the lower 100's this afternoon. (Colorado Springs: 91° | Pueblo: 98° | La Junta: 102°)
There is just enough moisture in the atmosphere we could get a couple of showers and thunderstorms triggered this afternoon, especially in the Pikes Peak region where I've got a 15% chance for a scattered shower and/or thunderstorm.
Temperatures will continue their climb tomorrow. We'll see 2°-4° added on to today's temperatures and an additional degree or two for Monday.
COOLEST IN 11 YEARS
It might be warm for the holiday weekend but the first four days of July were below normal. In fact, the start to July is the coolest start this month in 11 years Colorado Springs.
TEMPS DROP; CHANCE FOR RAIN INCREASES
Computer models continue to advertise a cold front moving through the region Tuesday. The cold front will help drop temperatures but our chances for rain will increase. As of today, it is looking like a 55%-60% chance for rain in the Pikes Peak region and a 35%-45% chance for the Arkansas River Valley Tuesday and Wednesday.
It is still a little early for the models to have a good handle on the amount of moisture, but it does look as though there will be ample moisture to tap in to. A two computer model average suggests 0.65" of rain for Colorado Springs and 0.22" for Pueblo through 6pm Friday, with the majority of the rain falling Tuesday and Wednesday.
Looking ahead to the rest of the month... Data is suggesting there could be a couple of warm stretches for Colorado. Be sure to check out my Twitter account, @johndissauer, and see the observations I made early Saturday morning. - Meteorologist John Dissauer