Thursday Evening Forecast…drying out

Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 01:11:47-04

Tonight’s Forecast:

High pressure over the inter-mountain west is coupling up all the way to the top of the Troposphere with a supporting ridge (upper level high pressure), to squelch showers and even clouds overall, through Sunday midday. If there are any showers able to generate, they almost have to be over the higher elevations west, and would remain there until fizzling out, because the upper level winds have turned to the NE…because of that supporting ridge aloft, so the NE upper level winds would “push back” anything that forms over the peaks west, to stay where they form.

I don’t perceive any real shower threat at this point, until Sunday evening for the SE corner of Colorado, and not until Monday afternoon for the vast majority of us. Which is great for meteor shower plans, because evenings and nights will be mostly clear or clear. So, get out and enjoy the free “light show”!

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 56, High – 82. Clear tonight. Sunny Friday.

PUEBLO: Low – 58, High – 88. Clear tonight. Sunny Friday.

CANON CITY: Low – 59, High – 86. Clear tonight. Sunny then mostly sunny, Friday.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 48, High – 74. Clear tonight. Sunny then partly sunny for Friday.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 53, High – 80. Clear tonight. Sunny to mostly sunny Friday.

PLAINS: Low – 60, High – 90. Clear tonight. Sunny Friday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 58, High – 84. Clear tonight. Sunny to mostly sunny Friday.conditions.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Both weekend days appear bright, warm & dry. Any rain would be confined to extreme southeastern Colorado and for Sunday evening only. Highs ranging throughout the 80s, with the warmest temperatures, of course, in the Arkansas River Valley.