Good news. Our drought has improved! We are now abnormally dry which is considered a step below actual drought conditions and areas near Estes Park are under no drought as of the update! We still have a lot of work to do across all of Colorado but a little celebration can be had near us.
What has helped out drought is the more than 12” of snow Denver has seen this month! It’s also helped keep our temperatures down. Our April almanac is showing that we had normal precip this month (yay!) and below average temps.
More rain showers and maybe a storm in store for Friday then we clear out nicely for the weekend!
Finally warming up! Today and Friday will be similar with highs in the 50s along I-25 with rain showers and an isolated storm possible both afternoons. Friday has a better chance of seeing showers and storms on the plains.
Mountains snow showers will add up nicely for elevations above 8,000'.
It was a really cool start to the day in the mountains with low clouds and light snow falling. We have more snow coming tonight (Wednesday night) which will produce mostly light accumulations from Colorado Springs to Denver to Ft. Collins. The Foothills and mountains may get 1-4” of snow between now and Thursday night.
Temperatures warm Thursday and Friday but we will still be a bit cloudy at times with some rain showers around for the lower elevations.
THEN FINALLY we will warm up to the 60s and 70s and see full sunshine by the weekend. ☀️