May 13, 2014 8:11 AM by Stephen Bowers
High pressure centered over northwestern Colorado will keep a wind flowing from the north today. A wind from the north keeps the temperatures from warming. Plentiful moisture above an altitude of 10,000 feet will mean continued cloud cover, too. The clouds will not do anything to help boost our temperatures. The moisture aloft also means that with a continued upslope breeze up the Palmer Divide, some snow and rain are possible today, though it will not be as widespread today as it has been. The higher elevations, including northern El Paso County and Teller County, will be the most highly favored for any precipitation today.
The chill is evident this morning with 30's for temperatures and 20's in the higher elevations. We will stay chilly and gray this morning, but by 10 AM clouds will begin to break. The clouds will not go away completely, but with breaks to allow some sun to shine through the temperatures will be able to warm a little more than yesterday. This morning's 30's will stay with us through around 10 AM, but by noon we could see 40's near I-25 with some 50's down the Lower Arkansas Valley. Even Pueblo manages lower 50's between 2 PM and 5 PM, as will the Plains, but most areas along I-25 will only warm into the 40's with 30's in high elevations. With the clouds that don't go away, we can't rule out a brief sporadic shower this afternoon.
Gradual warming will continue after today. By the end of the week, temperatures will be in the 60's and 70's. A weak mid-level disturbance will blow through late Friday and early Saturday. Right now that looks to bring an increase in cloud cover, and a few showers will be possible in higher elevations. Otherwise expect a mild weekend with a partly to mostly sunny sky.