We have two more days of summer thunderstorms with a Marginal Risk painted for the area Thursday PM. The weekend will be hot and dry – getting close to 100F again. Next week a stout cold front will invade Tuesday-ish and we may only see highs in the 70’sF mid to late week. Woohoo!
Figure 1 shows some moisture up the spine of the Rockies and Pacific moisture coming in from the west with surface moisture being pushed back to the west from the big thunderstorm complex that drifted to the southeast through the Midwest last night. There is still moisture around Thursday and with the short wave fairly close to the state to the west (Figure 2) – we’ll see more storms.
The SPC has painted us with a Marginal Risk again Thursday with hail and high winds being most likely (Figure 3). (It mostly skipped Longmont on Wednesday -but some Coloradans got hit.)
The Longer Range Forecast:
Figure 4 shows that serious heat and bone dry conditions will dominate the state this weekend. A deep trough is shaping up in the models that will blast the center of the nation with a lot of cold air. We “may” only see lower 70’sF after mid-week (not reflected in the weatherunderground model shown). Here’s to hoping!