A Change is coming to our weather here in Colorado, and you may have noticed it on Sunday - thunderstorms were as abundant. There were a few isolated cells to traverse the state, but the bigger story was drier air working in along with a massive area of high pressure. This high will set up for the next few days over the Desert Southwest and dictate how much moisture returns to the state and just where the daily thunderstorms will form, if any. At the same time, it’ll put us in a pressure cooker of hot air, bring 100s back to the Eastern Plains by Tuesday.
Tonight, skies will remain mostly clear early with complete clearing late. Lows will fall into the 50s and 60s. On Monday, some moisture will return to the south-central mountains and the Palmer Divide. Afternoon thunderstorms will be possible in these areas, with other areas experiencing warm afternoon temps and mostly sunny skies. Highs will be similar to Sunday with readings into the 80s and 90s.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 57, High: 86. Clear tonight with lows in the upper 50s. Warm on Monday with a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs in the mid-80s.
PUEBLO: Low: 61, High: 93. Clear tonight with temperatures in the lower 60s. Warm on Monday and mostly sunny early with a few clouds building by the afternoon and a slight chance for thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
CANON CITY: Low: 63, High: 88. Clear tonight with temperatures in the lower 60s. Warm on Monday afternoon thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s.
WOODLAND PARK: Low: 51, High: 78. Clear tonight with temperatures in the lower 50s. Warm on Monday with afternoon thunderstorms developing. Highs in the upper 70s.
TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s, High: 80s. Clear tonight with lows in the upper 50s. Warm on Monday with a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs in the lower 80s.
PLAINS: Low: 60s, High: 90s. Clear tonight with lows in the 50s. Warm on Monday with mostly sunny skies highs in the 90s.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s, High: 80s. Clear tonight with lows in the 50s. Warm on Monday with afternoon thunderstorms likely. Highs in the 80s.
With the high bringing on-again/off-again rain chances, Tuesday looks to be a lull with temperatures soaring into the 90s and triple digits on the Plains. Wednesday will see a small return of moisture to the state, with greater chances on Thursday and Friday as a stronger disturbance is able to penetrate the dome of high pressure. Temperatures will remain above normal for the week with some cooling as the thunderstorms return.