DENVER — Afternoon highs were in the 90s for Wednesday afternoon, but temperatures dropped with scattered storms moving through. These storms will move out later in the evening with partly cloudy skies overnight.
Thursday will be a pretty hot and dry day, with highs in the low 90s. There's once again only a slight chance for thunderstorms.
There will be a better chance for showers and thunderstorms Friday with cooler temperatures around 80 degrees. The weekend looks to be drier and quite pleasant.
The average high temperatures in early September are in the lower 80s, so we are on the tail end of the summer heat.
Thunderstorm chances also begin to lessen at this time of year as the sun angle is lower in the sky and the upper atmosphere is warmer, which provides less vertical instability.
Leaves are just beginning to change in the mountains and it will not be too long before the annual golden glory of our aspen trees begins to really shine in the high country!