Warmer, drier for Wednesday
Lower rain chances midweek
DENVER - Tuesday has proven to be a gorgeous day across the Front Range with plenty of sunshine and a few scattered clouds. Temperatures climbed into the 60s in most neighborhoods, slightly below average for this time of year. A few very stray showers have popped up in the mountains, but drier air is starting to work in and that will create lower rain chances again on Wednesday.
There is no real threat of severe weather across Colorado at this time, but the nation will be focused once again on parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas where a moderate risk is in place. Strong storms are already developed and more tornadoes are possible this afternoon. We're monitoring the activity from the Storm Prediction Center as numerous watches and warnings will be required into this evening.
The storms yesterday in Oklahoma serve as a reminder that Colorado is right on the edge of our tornado season. In fact, this Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of the Windsor Tornado. Remember Storm Shield is a great tool and the best way to stay up to date on the possibility of severe storms - in your neighborhood and anywhere across the nation.
Looking ahead, the upper air disturbance that has driven our weather pattern the past few days will move out of the upper midwest on Wednesday. This will allow warmer and drier air to build across the Rockies; highs on Wednesday will bounce back into the 70s. We'll see mostly sunny skies on Wednesday, with only a slight chance of isolated storms, mainly in the mountains.
Thursday will bring a better chance for showers and storms with a weak disturbance crossing through. Friday starts a warming trend timed out perfectly with the holiday weekend. Temperatures will climb back in to the 80s from Friday afternoon through Memorial Day. The weekend will feature a few pop up showers and storms, primarily in the high country, but overall a pleasant stretch of weather is expected for outdoor activities.
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