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High pressure continues to sit over the Great Basin which has cut off moisture from the southwest…for now. Showers and storms will still be possible from the residual moisture near the southwestern mountains of Colorado…but heavy rain is not expected today. Strong and gusty winds remain possible with any thunderstorms that do initiate. Temperatures will climb slightly higher than yesterday, with many lower elevation areas of western Colorado and eastern Utah exceeding 100°F (in some isolated areas over 105°F). We’ll see a slight cool down heading into the weekend as monsoonal moisture rushes back into the area bringing increased precipitation chances and temperatures similar to what they were earlier this week.
The Climate Prediction Center released their latest monthly outlook for the month of August. Odds are favoring warmer than normal temperature across eastern Utah and western Colorado with above normal precipitation, especially in the Four Corners area.