Weather - Forecast

May 28, 2014 7:34 AM by Stephen Bowers

Wednesday Weather: Warm With Mountain Showers

Like yesterday, today's sky will be bright blue scattered with fair weather cumulus clouds. High pressure moving eastward through Colorado today will be centered to our east this afternoon, and the south-to-north wind flow up the western quadrant of the high will help to increase moisture in the atmosphere at an altitude of 15,000 to 20,000 feet. That will translate to a slight increase in cloud cover late this afternoon. It will also mean showers become a little more abundant in the mountains. While a few of the showers may move off of the mountains late this afternoon and evening, odds are most areas away from the mountains will stay dry.

High temperatures today will be in the 80's and 90's with 70's in our high elevations. From 7 AM to 10 AM we warm from close to 60 into the 70's. 80's will take over between noon and 2 PM, but also by 2 PM a few showers begin developing in the high elevations west of I-25. The showers pulse up through 5 PM, and a few will try to move off of the mountains. Those that do escape the mountains will fade fairly quickly, but a quick shower certainly cannot be ruled out on the west side of Colorado Springs this afternoon and evening.

The southerly wind flow will intensify tomorrow between high pressure to our east and trough of low pressure to our west, and moisture will steadily increase. That will mean a further increase in cloud cover and mountain showers tomorrow. Embedded within that southwesterly wind flow aloft will be a weak low pressure wave that will move over Colorado on Friday and boost the odds that you will see some rain. It will be in the form of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The highest odds of seeing rain will be in the mountains. New data suggests Saturday afternoon could also be marked by scattered showers and thunderstorms, but drier air works in on Sunday. Developing low pressure on top of us Monday and Tuesday will try to pull down some slightly cooler air from up north for early next week.


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