DENVER — A cooler and wetter weather pattern will cover Colorado for the first full weekend of summer. The risk of severe weather is low near Denver, but strong winds and large hail will be possible on the far eastern plains.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will diminish tonight, but redevelop on Friday. Temperatures will drop into the lower 50s tonight and only reach the low ti mid-70s on Friday. In the mountains, lows will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s and just climb to the upper 50s to middle 60s.
The cooler and wetter weather will be a big benefit for fire danger and to help cleanse some of the wildfire smoke out of our skies. Smoke from wildfires in Utah and Arizona has been thick, especially in western Colorado. Fire restrictions are in effect across much of western Colorado and several wildfires are burning and increasing in size over the western half of the state.
The rain will be welcome, but will not be enough to ease the fire danger entirely, be very careful with any burnable materials!
Saturday and Sunday will stay cool and showery, followed by warmer and drier weather early next week.
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