DENVER — Temperatures were warm on Monday in the Denver area, but a veil of high clouds made the afternoon a little less bright and beautiful. The clouds were due to a weak storm system moving across the central Rockies.
There were a few gusty storms in the mountains and across western Nebraska and southeast Wyoming, but most areas stayed dry. Temperatures will be mild overnight with readings staying in the 50s for lower elevations and 40s in the mountains.
Skies will clear out early Tuesday, so expect much more sunshine statewide tomorrow. It will be another warm day with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s for the Denver area. Sunshine and 50s to mid-60s can be expected in the mountains.
The warm and pleasant weather will continue for Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures in the low to mid-80s for lower elevations and 60s in the mountains. Winds will increase on Thursday and the fire danger will be high once again.
A storm system will begin to move into Colorado on Friday. Clouds will increase, temperatures will be a little cooler and there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Colder weather will arrive for the Mother's Day Weekend (sorry moms!). High temperatures will only be in the upper 50s and low 60s for Saturday and Sunday. Showers will be likely both days with wet snow falling in the mountains where 6 to 10 inches will be possible above 10,000 feet.
Although the timing of this storm is not great for weekend outdoor plans, this next system does not look to be a "tree buster" with heavy snow in the metro area. Instead, a cool rain is expected that will possibly bring an inch or two of very welcome water - helping to ease the dryness and make mom's garden grow!