DENVER - Early August is known for hot weather and Mother Nature will be serving up some heat over the next couple of days. Temperatures will climb into the 90s for lower elevations and into the upper 70s to mid 80s over the mountains and foothills.
The weather will stay mostly dry across Colorado as the most recent plume of tropical moisture exits the region and drifts into the central plains. Rain chances will be low for both Wednesday and Thursday with just a few high based thunderstorms developing over the mountains each afternoon.
By Friday, another surge of moisture will begin to move into Colorado from the south. In addition, a weak cold front will slide from the Pacific Northwest into the northern Rockies. Afternoon thunderstorms can be expected on Friday and Saturday as these two systems merge over our area.
Temperatures will stay cooler for the end of the week with the increased cloud cover, most readings will remain in the 80s for lower elevations with 60s to mid 70s in the mountains.
By Sunday and Monday, a hotter and drier pattern will again cover Colorado with highs returning to the 90s for the plains and 70s to low 80s for higher elevations.
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