DENVER — Warmer weather will quickly return over the weekend into early next week, with only a slight chance for thunderstorms Sunday and Monday.
Saturday, we had mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 90s across the Denver metro-area. Sunday, highs will climb to the mid-90s and we have a slight chance for isolated storm activity over the Front Range and plains.
It is a good thing our spring has been so wet over the eastern half of the state — drought conditions have pretty much ended for now. Western Colorado has not been as lucky and remains very dry. We are expecting dangerous fire conditions for western Colorado into next week.
It is going to get even hotter this coming week, with dry weather expected. Monday through Wednesday, highs in Denver will soar to around 100 degrees each afternoon. By the end of the week, high 80s to low 90s return.
At the Denver International Airport, the total precipitation since Jan. 1 is about 10.5 inches — and that's a little over 4 inches above normal for the year to date.
The latest index shows drought-free conditions from Denver to Cheyenne and across northeast Colorado. Southeastern Colorado has also improved with nearly drought-free conditions around Pueblo. Western and central Colorado still need a lot of moisture to break free of the drought.
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