Clouds will again be the dominating feature in the sky today but showers will be less in coverage than what we experienced yesterday. A few light rain showers have lasted overnight but they look like they will stay away from most of us. Still think you may want to keep that umbrella or rain gear handy for this afternoon. With a little more sunshine today we will see more scattered showers across the western slope. Areas north of i-70 are looking at the greatest chance for showers and storms. These will likely get going before noon.
The upper level low over southern California looks like it will be weakling slightly as it tries to push inland. However, we will still be under a sub-tropical flow of air from the south-southwest over the coming days. And Thursday night into Friday morning we may see an additional surge due tropical storm Lowell pushing northward and getting caught in the flow. The added moisture would fuel another round of more widespread rain going into Friday.
With the trough slow to move out of the area I’ll keep a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through the middle of next week. Temperatures today will be a little warmer with the grand valley climbing to the lower and middle 80's. We will feel a warming trend as we head into the weekend where highs will approach normal readings. This will continue into next week. Meteorologist Jared Robinson
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