Sep 5, 2013 8:20 AM by Stephen Bowers
Big, hot high pressure centered over Southeastern Colorado in the middle and upper layers of the atmosphere will keep us dry and hot today, Friday, and Saturday. On Sunday, the high pressure cell begins to relax. Early next week, low pressure currently off the Pacific Northwest Coast will approach and boost the odds you will see rain and bring down the temperatures to more seasonable levels.
The only chance for rain today will come with the upslope breeze, and the focus will be mainly in the higher elevations of Teller County, though a few of those showers could move into western El Paso County. Otherwise, expect hot and dry conditions today. Highs will be near 90 in Colorado Springs with upper 90's around Pueblo. The Lower Arkansas Valley will warm to near 100. Monument Hill will warm into the mid-80's, while most of Teller County will top out in the mid-to-upper 70's. Expect mid-to-upper 90's for most areas south of the Arkansas River.