Jul 9, 2013 8:14 AM by Stephen Bowers
Limited moisture and sinking air associated with high pressure will prevent widespread showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. As the air heats and an upslope wind develops, an isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out in the higher elevations this afternoon. The sinking air and the lack of rain will mean a hot day for Southeastern Colorado. High temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 90's on the Palmer Divide and in the Upper Arkansas River Valley with 70's and 80's in the mountains. The Lower Arkansas Valley and the Southeastern Plains will likely warm to near or over 100 degrees.
Tonight a weak cold front drops into the Southeastern Plains and will mean some showers and thunderstorms, though not for everyone in the Plains. Along the Front Range, rain remains unlikely.
A stronger upslope wind and a weak mid-level disturbance behind the cold front will work together to generate scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area on Tuesday. While "scattered" means that not everyone will see the rain, the rain will fall in more areas than today.