Overview: We’re tracking a slight chance for isolated to scattered thunderstorms at times over the next week, but mostly we’re focusing on a stretch of toasty weather.
Today: Any morning low clouds and/or fog over the plains will break up this morning leaving most areas partly cloudy, and by Colorado standards a bit humid for a while today. The afternoon will be partly cloudy, breezy, and hot with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Isolated thunderstorms are more likely over more areas on today, but we still only expect about a 10 to 20 percent coverage of showers and thunderstorms across the area. Although the storms will be few and far between, any stronger storms could produce strong wind gusts, hail over an inch in diameter, frequent lightning, and localized downpours.
Tonight: Any showers and thunderstorms over our area should dissipate gradually after sunset. Low-level moisture will work towards the mountains again through the night and may result in areas of low cloud cover and/or patchy fog over the plains by morning. Low temperatures will fall into the 50s and 60s for most areas, but the high mountains valleys should cool into the 40s.
Extended: The air will remain very warm to hot for much of next week, and although a brief shower could develop over the mountains it appears we have little chance for significant rainfall through Wednesday. There are indications that the atmosphere may start to moisten up a little during the latter half of the week bringing at least more afternoon clouds to help take the edge off the heat a little. There may also be a slightly better chance for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms over mainly the mountains and immediately adjacent plains starting Thursday. After several days in the 90s and 100s for the plains we’re hopeful a weak cold front will arrive by Friday helping to cool the air a bit.