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Planning something outdoors for Fourth of July weekend? Bring a rain jacket

Posted: 3:31 PM, Jun 30, 2022
Updated: 2022-07-02 14:18:43-04
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Scattered thunderstorms will persist Saturday through the rest of the holiday weekend for much of Colorado, leading up to a soggy Fourth of July on Monday.

Anybody enjoying the great outdoors over the weekend should bring a raincoat and prepare for muddy conditions. Check local conditions before heading out the door, especially if you'll be around burn scars.

Much of the plains will stay in the mid to low 90s on Saturday,

Sunshine today with PM storms

Widespread showers and storms are possible in the high country on Saturday, the NWS said. The rain won't be heavy, but may impact burned areas around the state.

Flash flooding at those burn scars — particularly the Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, CalWood and Williams Fork burn areas — should stay limited through the weekend, but the threat will diminish next week.

A few stronger storms on Saturday are possible on the far northeastern corner of the state.

Scattered storms are possible on Sunday as well, the NWS said. Afternoon storms will develop in the high country in the afternoon.

The end of the holiday weekend will stay warmer in southern Colorado and the storms will stay limited to high terrain.

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On the Fourth of July, storm chances will decrease but there is still a chance of an isolated thunderstorm and cloud cover.

A drying trend will start in the second half of next week, the NWS said.

Because the storms will stay scattered, it's not yet clear how they could impact firework shows.

By next weekend, temperatures will be sunny and warm.