A few showers have stayed active overnight but they aren't too much concern to morning commuters. With clouds sticking overhead from yesterday’s showers we have stayed a bit warmer than days past. Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies can be expected through the day with thicker and darker clouds appearing towards the end of our work day. The high pressure center shifted to the Texas panhandle over the past twenty-four hours allowing moist subtropical air to flow northward across the forecast area.
With the surplus of moisture to work with today and some slow moving storms that could produce very heavy rains the national weather service has continued a flash flood watch for the entire western slope south of I-70 from noon until midnight tonight. It is extremely important that you are keeping a watchful eye if going out into the wilderness over the next few days. Storms will also produce gusty winds and occasional lightning as well. The rain is certainly needed this time of the year but we also get another benefit from this monsoon moisture and that's cooler temperatures. Highs today drop off into the 80's and 90's with most areas running below average a few degrees. However, going into Tuesday and Wednesday our afternoon highs for lower valleys will only be in the 70's and 80's. Finally we can give the A/C a bit of a rest.
Monsoon moisture will lessen going into Wednesday and Thursday but we will still be dealing with showers and thunderstorms but less coverage is expected. By the weekend a slight break is anticipated Saturday as drier air returns briefly and highs warm back up to near average.
Meteorologist Jared Robinson Jared.Robinson@kkco11news.com