Partly cloudy skies hang around for now, but increased cloud cover is on the way. An approaching cold front will look to bring showers and isolated storms overnight and into Tuesday morning. For today, warm once again with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Cloud cover will continue to build in, allowing for showers this evening and overnight.
Breaking it down, a line of showers and embedded thunderstorms will arrive across the Plateau this evening, pushing east as we get into the overnight. Severe potential will be low but not entirely ruled out. The biggest threats will be damaging wind gusts, but hail up to a quarter in size is also possible. Showers will diminish tomorrow morning, with cloud cover to gradually clear out through the remainder of the day. Sunshine then returns Wednesday and sticks around through Thursday and early Friday.
As far as temperatures, a big cool off is in store. After enjoying the 80s all weekend and today, a return to 60s arrives. With colder air advecting in tonight and tomorrow, highs will top out in the mid 60s Tuesday, and upper 60s to low 70s Wednesday. We gradually warm through the second half of the week, with upper 70s to low 80s this weekend.
Rainfall with this system will be low, generally around a quarter of an inch. With how dry and warm it has been as of late, this could pose issues with drought and fire related issues over the coming weeks. We'll keep a close eye on things and release the latest drought map later in the week.
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