Much Needed Rain or Not?

A powerful storm system is moving through the western US right now.  It is slow moving and likely not going to make an impact locally until Wednesday.  However, what type of impact will this storm have on us here in Southern Colorado?  Some of our computer models suggest, we could see some beneficial rain at lower elevations and snow in the mountains.  Other models are not as excited about the precipitation, but still have a sizeable cooldown for us.  Here is a look at the storm now:

Eventually this storm that is centered near Las Vegas tonight, should kick eastward and enter the Plains on Wednesday.  While this likely won't be a big severe weather maker for us, the dryline should light up in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The Storm Prediction Center is all over this and have outlooked the area accordingly:

Most of the US has had a reprieve from severe weather, but Wednesday will likely be a big day in the red shaded area.  Large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes will be possible with this system.  However, I think the best combination of elements with storm will remain just east of Colorado.  Sounds like a broken record doesn't it?

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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