Well, after a remarkably cool weekend, which featured plentiful mountain snow and some great rains across the Plains, the weather is about to switch to summer mode as head deeper into the week.
First, a look at the last seven days. Precipitation totals from 1 to 4" were common across northern Colorado, with some good totals across the Southeast Plains as well. Coverage was much sparser across Southwest and South-Central Colorado.
Tonight temperatures remain below average across a good portion of the country as they have been for a good portion of us through the first 22 days of the month. California and the Southeast are the two primary regions running above average, with near average to cooler than average for most others.
Here's a look at anomalies this evening, an impressive late-June map!
By the middle of the week and into the end of the week the heat is turned on across Eastern Colorado, with a drier outlook as well. Here are the forecast anomalies Friday afternoon, with temperatures forecast to climb above average across the plains:
The two meter temperature forecast from the Euro doesn't look too bad, and is in pretty good agreement with MOS guidance over the coming days. Highs will climb into the low 80s for Denver tomorrow with a 20 to 30% chance of storms, then steadily climb into the 90s by Thursday. Friday, at the moment, looks like the hottest day of the week, with our forecast topping the city out in the mid 90s to end the week.
A similar outlook for those in Colorado Springs, slowly heating up as the week progresses:
For precipitation, the trend is a more summery and drier one as well. The 10 day Euro doesn't show much activity at all across Colorado, with its anomaly forecast showing drier than average conditions across the region over the coming week+:
It took its time getting here this year, but we all knew it was coming. For those longing for some summer heat enjoy! For those enjoying the cool and damp weather, it unfortunately looks like that'll take a bit of a pause here for a bit.