Aug 31, 2013 7:24 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
Monsoon moisture over Southern Colorado will result in higher rain chances throughout the long holiday weekend.
After starting today with some sunshine, expect the clouds to build during the afternoon hours with scattered thunderstorms likely up over the mountains this afternoon and evening with isolated storms possible along and west of I-25. Highs will remain well above average in the 80s/90s for most.
The Southeastern Plains may see an isolated storm or two pass through later tonight as a cold front moves through the region. This cold front will bring cooler air to Southern Colorado for the day Sunday. More moisture at the surface Sunday will also result in a higher risk for flash flooding around the area burn scars. So if you live or work or plan on being around the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn scars, please stay alert Sunday due to the potential for heavy rain and possible flash flooding.
Scattered storms are possible over the higher terrain throughout the workweek with the Front Range and Southeastern Plains looking mainly dry Monday through Friday.
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