Chance of severe weather this evening
Warm weekend ahead
DENVER - We're seeing a mix of sun and clouds in the Denver metro area; however the clouds are hanging around in Greeley and other areas in the northern Front Range. We are watching to see if these clouds get warm enough to develop into strong or even severe storms later this afternoon and evening.
Today will be one of the coolest we see over the next 5 to 7 days. A weak system will drop our temperatures into the upper 60s, about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. A few areas in southeastern and western Colorado will see 80s and close to 90s.
Cool temperatures will stick around in Denver, we will be in the mid-60s at 6 o'clock and 50s by midnight.
There is a slight threat of severe weather across the Denver Metro area this evening, but we are monitoring the activity on our interactive radar to see where the storms will first pop-up.
Friday starts a warming trend timed out perfectly with the holiday weekend -- 80s with quite a bit more sunshine! There continues to be a chance for severe storms tomorrow, this time farther to the east over the high plains.
There may be a few pop-up showers and storms this weekend, primarily in the high country, but overall a pleasant stretch of weather is expected for outdoor activities through Memorial Day. Temperatures will stay in the 80s through early next week.
Updated by weather intern Kelsey McCallister
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