7:00 AM | Gradual improvement from this persistent hot, dry weather pattern begins by the end of the week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, continued hot, elevated fire danger continues in the region, highs in the mid-to-upper 90’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, mild, lows in the low 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, still hot, low-to-mid 90’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, low 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, hot, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 90

Saturday

Mostly sunny, very warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, upper 80's

Sunday

Mostly sunny, very warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 80's

Monday

Mostly sunny, very warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Discussion

An extensive and strong upper level high pressure ridge will build westward into the interior western states over the next couple of days and the result will be a small shift in wind direction in the southern Rockies from southwest to northwest. This subtle change in wind direction might actually allow for some low level moisture to advance northward into Colorado by the end of the week and this will act to slightly increase our chances for showers and thunderstorms and should shave a few degrees off of the afternoon high temperatures. In fact, the trend in temperatures is down after today's expected readings in the mid-to-upper 90's so that by early next week middle 80's is likely to be more commonplace for highs.

Video

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