The high is back - the air is dry - hot and dry weather will hold for most of the next week.
The ridge has shifted as predicted shuttling the moisture flow off to the east (see green line in Figure 1 in the gallery above). Dry air (red and orange colors and the orange arrow) is flowing across the state. There is a low off the west coast with a ridge to our east (Figure 2). Southwest flow across the state will warm air a bit more as it flows downslope off the Rockies. The weekend will see upper 90'sF weather again and dry conditions (Figure 3).
The Longer Range Forecast:
Over the next 5 days, rainfall will be very llight and confined to the far eastern and southeastern plains of Colorado (Figure 4). The only fly in our summer ointment will be a small shortwave approaching and passing the state Monday and Tuesday (Figure 5, wiggle in the black 500mb line over Colorado). We briefly cool to the upper 80'sF Monday and have a very small chance of thunderstorms those two afternoons (Figure 3).
This is the last 3 day post for my last summer vacation week.