By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – Get ready for an unusual start to August in terms of the weather across Colorado.
Specifically it’s the temperature that will be making headlines over the next several days.
The latest 8-14 day temperature outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for a 60-80% chance that temperatures will run below normal.
In fact the trend will get underway later tonight as a strong cold front moves into the state.
Highs in Denver on Thursday are expected to be 15-20 degrees below the normal high of 89.
While the temperature trend looks to be very clear, moisture is a different story.
It’s been a very dry summer for many, especially on the western slope and for areas near Denver and Fort Collins. NOAA’s 8-14 day precipitation outlook says we have a slightly higher-than-normal chance to see rainfall over the next few weeks.
August can sometimes be a wet month as plumes of deep tropical moisture can still moves across the state courtesy of the North American Monsoon.
Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.