Weather - Forecast

Aug 6, 2014 9:09 AM by Stephen Bowers

Wednesday Weather: Warmer With Only An Isolated T'Storm

Today will be seasonably warm with highs in the 80's and 90's and only an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, mainly in high elevations.

A fair amount of humidity is still in place close to the ground. Aloft, however, the moisture has cleared. The low-level moisture will lead to the development of some puffy cumulus clouds this afternoon, but they will not be able to grow very tall to generate thunderstorms except in an isolated case. There are a few showers over the High Country this morning, but even those are fading as that dry air takes hold.

Under sunshine we will warm into the 70's by 10 AM. Fast warming continues, and by noon we will be in the upper 70's and lower 80's. StormCast does hint at an isolated shower or two over El Paso or Teller counties, but isolated is the key here and nearly all areas will stay dry today. Temperatures at 2 PM will be in the lower 80's near Colorado Springs, 70's in high elevations, and mid-to-upper 80's elsewhere. Between 2 PM and 5 PM, 90's take over the Arkansas Valley and the Southeast Plains while most areas along and west of the I-25 Corridor (save for the Arkansas Valley) will warm into the 80's.

Temperatures level off today through Saturday and do not change much. Each day through Saturday will be marked by mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and isolated pop-up thunderstorms in the late afternoons and evenings. The upslope breeze will pick up on Sunday and resume Monday and Tuesday afternoons, aiding in the development of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will come down a few degrees after Saturday, too.



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