Cool and moist air will spread across the plains to the east slopes of the mountains today, with areas of clouds and chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms expected. Dry and warm weather was expected elsewhere across the region. Area temperatures will drop to below average today over the eastern plains, with above average readings expected over the high country, as highs warm into the 60s to mid 70s across most locations this afternoon.   (Please visit http://weather.gov/pub for more information.)