Weather - Forecast

Jun 26, 2014 8:02 AM by Stephen Bowers

Thursday Weather: Trading Storms For Warmth

Developing low pressure over the Southeastern Plains will pull some dry air down out of the mountains today. That will help to choke off any real potential for thunderstorms this afternoon, though a stray shower in high elevations cannot be ruled out. The gusty downslope wind will also increase the temperatures so that many of us warm into the 90's today with 80's in higher elevations. Moisture will linger closer to the developing low pressure circulation near the Kansas border, so areas in the Southeastern Plains like Lamar and Springfield could see a couple of thunderstorms. The storms that do develop on the far Eastern Plains could be severe. To our west another cold front is working onshore along the Pacific Coast. That system seems to have a little more moisture than anticipated, and as it moves through Colorado tomorrow it could generate a few thunderstorms for us.

Today will warm 70's and 80's as early 10 AM. By noon, 80's are common, and some areas along the Arkansas River will already be nearing 90. Those 90's will become the rule between 2 PM and 5 PM, and aside from a stray shower we will stay dry. Any stray showers will be most likely in the Plains close to the Kansas border.

That West Coast cold front will move across Colorado tomorrow. It could bring a few showers and thunderstorms with it, but overall we will stay dry. The weekend will be dry and warm with Sunday being the warmer of the two days. We will start next week on the warm side, but temperatures will cool slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday as we bring some showers and thunderstorms back into the forecast.



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