Jul 30, 2013 9:48 AM by Stephen Bowers
After a string of rainy afternoons and evenings, Southern Colorado will be drying out and temperatures will be climbing once again looking ahead to the beginning of August.
While that warming and drying trend will begin today, a few showers cannot be ruled out in the upslope breeze around the Palmer Divide and in the mountains. The best chance for rain today will be in El Paso and Teller Counties, but even in those areas many areas will likely remain dry. A few areas will get a quick drenching from spotty showers this afternoon, and more areas along and south of the Arkansas River will be dry.
Temperatures will also begin warming today. Highs will be in the 80's around the Palmer Divide, including Colorado Springs. Highs near 90 (give or take a degree or two) are likely along the Arkansas River Valley near and west of I-25 and down I-25 to Walsenburg and Trinidad. Highs in the lower to middle 90's are likely in the Southeastern Plains.
A downslope breeze will mean fewer showers tomorrow and especially on Thursday. Afternoon pop-up showers could return by Friday, but those showers will only bring rain to a few areas.