Jul 8, 2014 9:12 AM by Stephen Bowers
High pressure is building from our north behind a cold front that moved through early this morning. Around the southern edge of that high pressure area the wind will blow from east to west today. The upslope component to the wind will provide sufficient rising air motion to generate a decent round of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. This morning's activity fades away fairly quickly to little more than isolated showers through the morning. The isolated activity will persist with a mix of sun and clouds otherwise through about 2 PM. Showers and thunderstorms begin to ramp up in the mountains between 2 PM and 5 PM and will move across the I-25 corridor through 8-9 PM and out to the Plains from 9 PM to midnight. High temperatures today will be in the 70's and 80's.
Showers and thunderstorms remain in tomorrow's forecast, though storms tomorrow will be less numerous than today. Temperatures will begin warming tomorrow afternoon back into the 80's and 90's. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible through Saturday as temperatures gradually grow warmer. We will not warm as much as this past weekend. On Sunday another cold front slides through Colorado, bringing cooler air and another bout of showers and thunderstorms beginning Sunday afternoon.