Brief Cool Off, Summer Heat To Return

It sure was a soggy start this morning with most areas receiving at least a little rain. But a majority of us were dealt much more. Additional heavy rainfall and localized flooding seems certain today. Therefore the national weather service will continue the flash flood watch across all but extreme southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. Near the four corners models indicated thunderstorm coverage limited so the watch has been left out of that area.

Expect a downturn in showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday as compared to today. However the still nearby pulse of energy combined with lingering moisture and daytime heating will keep good coverage of storms over the area favoring the eastern mountains. Again expect that some showers could be heavy. And with the recent heavy rains localized flooding may again be a concern. Temperatures will stay cool the next couple of days thanks to the added cloud cover. Highs in the lower valleys will be in the 70's and 80's. The high country will be seeing 60's and possibly some 50's in a few places.

The drying trend will be more pronounced through Saturday as our summertime high pressure ridge gets pushed west. This is a less favorable position for monsoonal moisture to stream into the area from the south but expect that enough moisture will linger for some showers and thunderstorms. These will mostly be over the higher terrain during the afternoon.

Meteorologist Jared Robinson
Jared.Robinson@kkco11news.com

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