7:00 AM | Long term pattern of heat and drought for Colorado is now undergoing a major change

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, hot, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 90’s

Tonight

Chance for evening showers and thunderstorms; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies, mild, mid 60’s

Friday

Partly sunny, not quite as hot, chance for a couple of thunderstorms, near 90

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, mid 60’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low 80’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, still cooler, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80's

Monday

Partly sunny, still cooler, slight chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, comfortable, slight chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80’s

Discussion

The big news is that the overall long-term weather pattern that has brought Colorado much heat and drought for the last several weeks is now undergoing a major change to one of more rainfall and cooler conditions. More moisture is entering the picture now as the summer monsoonal pattern begins to assert itself in the Desert Southwest and we’ll have a daily threat for a shower or thunderstorm right through the weekend. High temperatures will reach the 90’s again today, but should actually be confined to the 80’s by the time the weekend rolls around thanks to more cloudiness associated with the increased moisture levels throughout the atmosphere and a general change in the overall pattern.

Video

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