The Western Slope is about to catch a break from the widespread showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday is essentially a “last call” for the storms that have occupied the forecast since mid July. After 10 pm Tuesday, storms will have already ceased and a clearing night sky is anticipated. Heading through the beginning of August, our weather pattern has a high pressure system to the west that will choke off the subtropical monsoon tap. This new pattern will lead to fewer storms/fewer damaging storms across the Western Slope.
The rest of this week will also have hotter temperatures with humid conditions. The uncomfortable humidity is a result of the lingering moisture in the atmosphere. This will gradually dry up as drier air gets infused from the northwest over the next several days. However, this lingering aspect will allow mountain zones to fire off a few late day storms, but nothing as severe or widespread as of late. This calmer pattern will continue throughout this weekend with warmer, drier and clearer (breezy Friday) conditions. We may not be done with this North American Monsoon pattern because there are signals it may return later next week.