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Aug 9, 2014 10:53 PM by John Dissauer

Weekend of Dodging Showers

Update 8:45pm:  Have had several inquire about the moon tonight.  Full moon technically occurs Sunday.  Tonight's and Sunday's full moon is not quite a "super moon" according to Space.com.  However, it is the closest and largest we will have in 2014.  The next "super moon" won't be until November 14, 2016 when the moon will be 221,524 miles away from Earth.  - Meteorologist John Dissauer

Update 6:45pm:  The bulk of showers and thunderstorms have moved east in to Kansas this evening.  A few stragglers are moving through parts of Pueblo, southeast El Paso and Lincoln counties as of this time.  For the most part, showers and thunderstorms should start to come to an end after 7:30pm.

Cooler temperatures and widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will be the rule for Sunday.  Computer model data is suggesting rain could begin to develop as early as 10am in the Pikes Peak region and then become more widespread through the late morning and afternoon.  Rain will likely continue into the late evening for parts of southern Colorado.

More clouds will be in place through the day helping keep temperatures lower than Saturday.  Highs will be in the 70's and 80's instead of today's 80's and 90's. - Meteorologist John Dissauer

Update 5:45am:  We are going to have a repeat performance of Friday, and nearly for the past month, this afternoon.  Clouds will begin to build by late morning and a few showers and thunderstorms will develop by mid-afternoon in the Pikes Peak region.  I think areas along U.S. 50 and south should remain dry this afternoon.

By evening, what showers and thunderstorms have developed will move out towards to the southeastern Plains and by late this evening/tonight the moisture should be in Kansas.

High temperatures will top out in the 80's and 90's today.

WET SECOND HALF OF WEEKEND

We will see a better chance for rain across southern Colorado throughout Sunday.  We are looking at anywhere from a 30%-45% chance for rain.  Temperatures will be a little cooler due to the increased clouds and rain.  Highs will be in the 70's and 80's.

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

Through August 8 Colorado Springs has officially received 11.49" of precipitation for the year.  That puts the city 0.07" above normal.  This also ranks as the "wettest" year to date in 10 years.  Colorado Springs had received 16.46" of precipitation in 2004. - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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