Aug 25, 2013 8:03 PM by John Dissauer
The big weather story this week is going to be temperatures 8°-10° above normal. An upper-level high pressure dome will setup shop providing the environment for a late season heat wave across the central United States.
Temperatures in southern and southeastern Colorado will top out in the upper 80°s to lower 100°s through Friday. Many states in the central U.S. will experience high temperatures in the lower 100°s.
The upper-level high will initially push monsoon moisture west in to western Arizona and Utah. Later in the week moisture will begin to stream back in to Colorado. The moisture will allow for a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms over the mountains west of I-25 starting Wednesday.
As for Monday, expect to see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across the KOAA viewing area. Highs will top out in the upper 80°s to upper 90°s. Colorado Springs should top out at 88° and Pueblo should see a high temperature of 95°. - Meteorologist John Dissauer