Storm Coverage Improves West

July 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am by under Weather

Today will feature more widespread showers and storms across the west. A series of weather disturbances will race just south of the state today and Saturday. Though the disturbances will not directly cross the state, moisture will get pulled up from them. With a weak steering flow still in place, the slow moving storms focused along the Continental Divide could produce some flash flooding. Flash Flood Watches are up for those areas.

The focus for showers and storms shifts to the southwest as the disturbances continue to move south of Arizona. Scattered showers and storms will continue for the northwest and central sections. Meanwhile, the northeast will only see spotty shower activity and the southeast will see little to no rain.

The bleak outlook across the east changes Sunday. A cold front will bring an initial surge of moisture to the northeast late Sunday into Monday. A second cold front will bring even more moisture to the east by Tuesday, along will much cooler air. Afternoon highs by Tuesday will drop to the 70s across the northeast. Some of that cool air will squeeze through the metro through the canyon, producing gusty east winds and afternoon highs in the low 80s.

This cold front early next week will provide a deep influx of moisture into the state. Expect scattered showers and storms across most of the state Tuesday through the end of next week!

Flash Flood Watches are in effect across the west where storms will be most widespread.

Flash Flood Watches are in effect across the west where storms will be most widespread.

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