Mon­soon will weaken

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Ac­cuweather

We ex­pect the up­per ridge that has been over the plains dur­ing much of July to slide more over the Western U.S. dur­ing the first half of Au­gust.

This ridge shift will weaken the mon­soon which pro­duced lo­cally heavy thun­der­storms and re­sulted in some flash-flood­ing, mainly over the moun­tain­ous ter­rain in July.

July will end up two to four de­grees warmer than nor­mal with the great­est de­par­tures in the North­west.

Go­ing through Au­gust 2017, de­spite a weak­en­ing mon­soon, higher-el­e­va­tion thun­der­storms in the Rock­ies can lead to slightly higher-than-av­er­age rain­fall while ar­eas east of the moun­tains, in­clud­ing Den­ver, Colorado Springs and Pue­blo, will likely have a drier-than-nor­mal Au­gust.

As you would ex­pect, the drier east­ern por­tions of Colorado to the east of the Front Range will have higher-than-nor­mal tem­per­a­tures in Au­gust, while the more ac­tive moun­tain­ous ter­rain will have near or even slightly be­low-nor­mal read­ings.

Daily tem­per­a­tures in Den­ver will slip from a high of 90 de­grees and a low of 60 de­grees on Tues­day to a high of 84 de­grees and a low of 54 de­grees on Aug. 31. For the month, tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to be up about 2 de­grees higher than nor­mal.

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