Aug 25, 2013 10:02 AM by Stephen Bowers
Deep monsoonal moisture has been in place across Southeastern Colorado, and while computer models have been suggesting a decrease in that deep moisture, the moisture seems to have other plans. It is being very sluggish to retreat. High pressure over the Great Plains is staged to expand westward and into Colorado in the next couple of days. While it may not push that moisture out of the area, it will decrease the amount of rising air and thus lower the odds of seeing rain.
For today, expect spotty afternoon thunderstorms. Rain will not fall everywhere, but it will be around. Highs will be in the mid-80's around Colorado Springs, lower 90's around Pueblo with mainly lower to middle 90's elsewhere along and south of the Arkansas River Valley and 70's for Monument Hill and Teller County.