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Aug 21, 2013 8:13 AM by Stephen Bowers

Afternoon storms return today

Increasing moisture will get a push upward into the atmosphere by an upslope breeze today, and that will help to bring back scattered showers and thunderstorms. While the weather pattern does favor the scattered showers and thunderstorms, that does not necessarily mean every location will see that rain.

A weak stationary front over the Eastern Plains of Colorado will drift back toward the Front Range this afternoon so that some of the thunderstorms developing in the mountains will be able to move out to the I-25 corridor, especially along the Palmer Divide near Colorado Springs where the upslope breeze can help out. Expect a warm afternoon with temperatures warming into the upper 80's around Colorado Springs with lower to middle 80's north of Colorado Springs toward Monument Hill. High temperatures will be in the 70's in Teller County. Expect 90's along the Arkansas River Valley, including Pueblo, Cañon City, and La Junta. More 90's are in the forecast for areas south of the Arkansas Valley.

Moisture will increase tomorrow and bring a bit more coverage of those afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Moisture retreats this weekend bringing overall dry conditions, although a stray afternoon thunderstorm cannot be ruled out on Saturday or Sunday.

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