Weather - Forecast

May 27, 2014 7:32 AM by Stephen Bowers

Tuesday Weather: Warmer With Fewer Showers

Our upper level low pressure area that brought us a string of soggy days has moved on and is generating a large area of rain and thunderstorms in eastern Texas this morning. Some of those thunderstorms over Texas could be severe, but back home in Colorado we are clearing. We will see tons of sun today with just a couple of isolated showers in the afternoon upslope breeze. Even those showers will be limited to areas in or near the mountains. With more sun and lowering humidity today, temperatures will be able to warm well into the 80's for many of us.

By 10 AM we are sunny with temperatures in the 70's. You may see a few clouds to add some white against the blue sky by noon, when temperatures will be in the 70's and 80's. The 80's become common from 2 PM to 5 PM, and we also start to notice a few of those showers developing in and near the mountains as the afternoon upslope breeze becomes established. A few showers could linger into the evening, but many of them will fade quickly from 5 PM to 10 PM.

Tomorrow stays mostly dry and mostly sunny. Once again, however, the afternoon upslope breeze will help to generate an isolated shower in or near the mountains in the late afternoon. The disturbance begins its approach into our area by late Thursday. Southwesterly wind flow aloft will bring back the humidity above the ground, so we will notice an increase in clouds and perhaps even a few more afternoon and evening showers. The best chance for rain will be Friday as a pulse of energy moves over the top of us up the eastern edge of a low pressure trough that will be hanging out just off of the West Coast this week. That will move through our area early next week, so we will be watching to see how things change between now and then.

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