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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – Better Chances for Storms – 8/2/2020

Overview: We’re tracking the monsoon flow and intrusions of low-level moisture that should increase the coverage of thunderstorms and their tendency to produce areas of heavy rain for the next couple of days. Less stormy and warmer through the end of the week.

Today: Any patchy low clouds over the plains will break up quickly in the morning, but the low-level moisture responsible for them will continue to work up the terrain towards the mountains through the day. The increase in available moisture should keep temperatures cooler over the plains as compared to Saturday, but more importantly this moisture will support a greater number of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms that will be capable of producing some healthy downpours. Although not expected to be a widespread threat, the strongest storms could produce some decent size hail and potentially damaging wind gusts. Most of the afternoon will be breezy and a little cooler with high temperatures in the 80s for the plains with primarily 70s over our local mountain communities; the high mountain valleys should reach the lower 80s again.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will end this evening then partly cloudy. We expect low temperatures in the 50s to lower 60s for the plains with 40s over our local mountain communities and most of the high mountain valleys. A weak cold front will begin to spread low-level moisture over the plains late and some patchy low clouds could develop over our far eastern counties by morning.

Extended: Showers and thunderstorms are likely to remain numerous over much of the area again on Monday with some areas possibly picking up significant rainfall again. Although some moisture associated with the summer monsoon will remain over the area, the lower levels of the atmosphere should dry out some which will allow the air to warm and result in fewer, generally weaker showers and thunderstorms starting Tuesday. There are some indications that the end of the week will be dry and hot.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.


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