A little rain and lightning for your weekend

Storm system moving into Colorado

DENVER - Happy Saturday!  While Friday was pretty amazing, Saturday is shaping up to be a bit cooler and wetter.  

This morning temperatures are starting off in the 40s and warm into the mid- 60s this afternoon across the metro area.  

That's a tad cooler than our almost hot temperatures yesterday that soared into the upper 70s to low 80s.

A weak storm system is rolling through Colorado from the southwest. A few showers are now popping up in the central and southwest mountains. 

We are late enough into April for this to be a pretty warm storm, so most of the moisture will fall as rain, except for elevations above 10,000 feet.  For the metro area and the eastern plains, expect scattered rain showers after noon.   

Unfortunately, this weak storm system appears to be slowing down and that means it will not be east of Colorado on Sunday.  We will still have scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Easter - sorry about that!  Most of the rain chances will be during the afternoon hours - so early morning services should be mainly dry, with temperatures in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Sunday will not be a washout, but there will be a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms over most of the state.  Highs will be in the upper 60s to around 70 on the plains, with upper 40s to low 50s in the mountains.

Early next week should be warm and pleasant Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 70s.  By Wednesday and Thursday, the next storm will move into the central Rockies and bring another chance for rain to lower elevations and snow to the mountains.