We keep warming a few degrees each day until we kiss 90°F on Wednesday and clearly rise above it Thursday-Saturday. We cool to normal next week with storm chance (low chances) noted this afternoon and Saturday through Wednesday.
We have entered a bit of the summer doldrums – I’m preparing to camp in an internet-less abyss Wednesday through Sunday – so this came at a good time.
We have high pressure in place here today (Figure 1) and a ridge building that will be near the state through the 4th of July. You can see it building and moving a bit back and forth over Colorado in the animation of the upper air pattern in Figure 2 (animated GIF).
There is a small chance of severe weather in isolated thunderstorms out on the Plains this week – but pretty far to the east.
The Longer Range Forecast:
We will probably break 90°F for the first time tomorrow (Wednesday) and park in highs that are in the lower 90s°F until we drop back down on Monday to just a bit above normal (Figure 3).
There is a return to afternoon storm chances Saturday through Wednesday next week (the 4th of July-eve) -the pink “*”‘s in Figure 3.