Aug 20, 2013 9:06 AM by Stephen Bowers
The Tuesday weather story is hot and mostly dry. Sound familiar? It should, since it's the same weather we saw on Monday.
The only upward motion in the air today will be with an upslope breeze, and if any afternoon storms develop they will be in the mountains where that upslope breeze is favored. Otherwise, high pressure on top of us will mean sinking air that will keep most areas east of the mountains warm and dry. The exception will be that one stray thunderstorm that is able to escape the grip of the mountains and move out toward I-25. Temperatures today will top out in the mid-to-upper 80's around Colorado Springs, low-to-mid 90's along the Arkansas River near Pueblo, Cañon City, & La Junta, and in the upper 70's for Teller County and the highest elevations of Monument Hill.
The atmosphere will become more unstable tomorrow as the high pressure on top of us makes a move to the east. That means the odds of rain falling along the I-25 corridor will increase.