Jul 17, 2014 8:21 AM by Stephen Bowers
Showers and thunderstorms will be around again today, but the aerial coverage of storms will not be as high as it has been for the past 5-6 days. They will be most favored in high elevations along the Palmer Divide and back into the mountains. A few of the storms will move out of the mountains and toward the I-25 corridor in the afternoon. With fewer storms around more areas will miss the rain. The storms that do develop will be capable of dropping some large hail and producing damaging wind gusts. Any heavy rain near burn scars and over areas saturated be previous rainfall will bring an increased risk for flash flooding.
High temperatures this afternoon will be in the 70's. High elevations will only max out in the 60's.
Today is the cool day. Tonight will be cool, too, with lows dropping into the 50's for most locations and 40's in high elevations along the Palmer Divide and in the mountains. Enjoy that cool air because it comes to an abrupt halt on Friday as we warm back into the 80's and 90's, which are more typical for this time of year. A stray shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out Friday afternoon, but the trend is for drying. It's the same story for Saturday: a stray thunderstorm, but mostly dry. Saturday will be warmer with highs in the 90's for most areas and 80's in high elevations. Even those stray, random storms are gone from the forecast Sunday through Wednesday except in high elevations. The warming continues in that time period, too. By Monday, 100 makes an appearance from Pueblo to the Plains, while many other areas are looking at toasty 90's. We will stay unseasonably warm throughout next week. Next week will also be drier than this week has been.