Hey hey!
Happy Thursday.
We’re super close to the weekend and we’re looking at some decent weather but the chance for a strong to severe storm is there.

Photo by: Alan Fanton. He captured this during the overnight storms a few days ago! What a great shot. 

Friday: Mainly dry and sunny with an isolated shower or storm late. Mid-70s.
Saturday: Isolated showers/storms. Some of which could be severe. Mid 70s
Sunday: Repeat of Saturday. Upper 70s

The rest of this evening will be quiet. There’s a chance of a shower or storm to roll out onto the Palmer Divide. Showers and some convection will continue in the mountains as well. Overnight lows for Denver are looking to be in the mid-40s.

Friday brings some great morning sun and the typical afternoon cloud cover. An isolated shower will be possible. Again, these showers or storms will roll off of the mountains so any precip that we see will be later in the day. Highs will bump up a few degrees higher than today. Bring it on! The mountains will see temps in the 50s/60s with overnight lows in the upper 20s – 30s.

Saturday and Sunday are looking very similar. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s (if not 80 on Sunday). Thanks to a more southeasterly flow, moisture will return to the region in the form of rain and storms. With CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy – or thunderstorm juice) levels rising, the potential for a storm to turn severe is there but we’re not looking at anything widespread at the moment. Just keeping you in the know, you know?

Monday looks to be decent. Warming up, too! Lower to mid 80s are forecast. Rain chances will stay present as a weak cold front will move through moderating our temps a bit. The rest of next week looks a little wet. Rainfall totals from now till then will range from a half of an inch to an inch and a half. All of this will aid in keeping Colorado drought free and at a much lower risk for wildfires.

We could be looking at our first 90° day coming up next weekend (not this one) and that means that temps in the mountains will also be rising. Snowmelt is going to be a growing concern as the snowpack this year is at an unbelievable number. Snowpack is at an astounding 409% of normal! Simply put, compared to the amount of snow that is typically around at the start of June, we are 409% above that… That only increases the concern for flooding snowmelt. For now, it does not need to be a worry as the rivers and creeks are still very low from the lack of snowmelt thus far.

Keep an eye to the sky this weekend just in case and keep in mind that as we continue through June, snowmelt and flooding will be a concern.

See ya tomorrow!

~Rain or shine
  I’m Andy Stein

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