Is it June or is it March? Honestly, who knows these days.
The last 3 days in Denver – high temperatures were only in the 60s… Normal this time of the year is in the lower to mid-80s. So we’re safely running below average in regards to temps.
In fact – the average temp this month is currently (as of Monday the 24th) 63.2º. That’s 3.2º below average. This will change and we may end up at average or maybe even above average thanks to rising temps.
Okay, we have to talk snow. Steamboat Springs saw almost TWO FEET of snow! That’s insane for this time of the year. A lot of the north-central mountains got anywhere between 2-10″ of snow. That’s just adding to the snowpack – but that will all melt fairly quickly only leaving the previous snowpack to work with.
Through the next couple of days, the weather will be MUCH better than the weekend. However, we have enough moisture and instability around to give us the off chance of an afternoon shower or storm. This will likely be confined to the higher elevations.
So, aside from the off chance of an afternoon storm from now through Wednesday, high temperatures are looking to gradually warm from the lower 80s to the upper 80s.
The second half of the week looks dry for Denver but with the sign of a dryline forming, the Eastern Plains have the risk of afternoon storms. Some of which could turn severe. High temps by Wednesday will approach 90º! And the 90s (or thereabouts) will stay with us through the weekend! Hope you ready for the warmth.
This weekend will feature higher storm chances as a shortwave trough rolls through. With warm mercury levels and CAPE values rising, severe storms will be possible.
Rivers are still running swiftly. Go have fun, but be safe.
Hopefully, the weather stays less active.
~Rain or shine
I’m Andy Stein