Wet afternoon, mainly dry and warm weekend

12:30 PM MDT, Friday, August 3, 2018

A weak disturbance with a bit of monsoon moisture is moving through Colorado today and is kicking up more showers than I had expected. So the afternoon and evening are likely to see some sprinkles and showers around, and a few spots could see a brief heavy thunderstorm.

 

The atmosphere should dry out a bit Saturday and Sunday, so expect more sun, warmer temperatures, and only a small chance for a localized thunderstorm. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday will likely be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

 

Next week we are likely to be in a pattern with very hot weather in the West (including western Colorado) and average to a bit cooler the average on the Great Plains. The Front Range region is likely to be mainly warm and dry, but we may get one or two brief periods with a push of cooler air from the east. It looks like one of those cooler spells (with a better chance for thunderstorms) will be Monday.

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