1:15 PM, Thursday, August 4, 2016
A batch of mid and high level moisture has moved up from the south as forecast a few days ago, and the moister atmosphere should be with us through Saturday. For eastern Colorado, low levels of the atmosphere are still a bit dry, so there may be a lot of evaporation beneath the clouds when the first showers form today.
Numerous showers/thunderstorms should develop late today (Thursday). Almost everyone will probably see at least a little rain, and a few pockets may see locally heavy rain. The chance for heavy rain is a little greater in the mountains than it is on the plains. There is even indication that areas of showers may continue through the night. So don’t be too surprised if you hear some rain falling during the late night.
Friday and Saturday will likely see showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoons and evenings. If you have outdoor plans, you may very well be fine and it won’t be hot. But you should have a plan B in case of rain. Beginning Sunday we are likely to trend toward fewer showers and warmer temperatures.