A Drier Weekend Ahead

Another cloudy day thus far with some sunshine peeking out every now and again. Temperatures felt much better this morning and we also had a nice morning rain shower move through. Overnight lows dropped into the 60's and 70's for the western slope. The mountains in the 40's and 50's. Front range on par with us here on the western side of the Divide. The radar is picking up an isolated shower moving about on the western slope. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop with the best area for measurable rain being southwestern Colorado. Rain chances for west-central valleys will be slightly lower today. Storm movement is fast enough that the chance for any prolonged heavy rain is quite small. However the strongest cells may manage heavy rains to cause localized mud debris flows and rock slides in the steepest terrain. Most convection will continue into the evening hours but by around 9pm storms and showers will slowly start dying off.

Even so, a few stray showers and weak storms will persist much like Thursday night. As has been the case lately, areas south of i-70 remain favored especially the San Juans. The location of the high pressure on Saturday appears to push monsoonal moisture more into Utah. The North American monsoon will stay strong heading into next week which means showers and thunderstorms each and every afternoon. High temperatures and low temperatures will run just slightly above average.

Meteorologist Jared Robinson
Jared.Robinson@kkco11news.com

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