Warm summer weather continues, maybe cooler in a week

2:20 PM, Thursday, August 13, 2015

We will remain in a pattern of average to above average temperatures into this weekend. Lower elevations areas should see highs ranging from upper 80s in Cheyenne to 90s in most parts of eastern Colorado and the western valleys. Friday and Saturday are likely to be a little hotter than Sunday.

There will be a scattering of afternoon thunderstorms each day, but only a small percentage of the area is likely to see anything of significance. If you get a good soaking for your garden, consider yourself lucky.

There has been a high frequency of hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean (called typhoons on the Asian side) and some of these have been drawn up into polar regions which has an impact on the position of the polar jet stream over North America. One of the impacts being forecast by the long range models is for a cooler pattern in the western United States in the second half of next week.

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