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Warmer and drier weather across Colorado

Perseid Meteor Shower overnight
Posted: 5:15 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 00:43:38-04
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DENVER — The stormy weather that covered much of Colorado over the weekend has given way to a drier and more peaceful pattern for the next few days.

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak overnight. The Earth is moving through cosmic dust from a comet named "Swift-Tuttle". The little bits of space gravel will burn up high in our atmosphere and will produce brief and bright "shooting stars". Best viewing is after midnight in a dark location with a good view toward the northeast.

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The radar will be much less active for the next few days and the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms has eased for most of Colorado. Skies will be mostly clear overnight with comfortable temperatures in the 40s to low 50s in the mountains and upper 50s to low 60s for Denver and the eastern plains.

Tuesday will be sunny in the morning with scattered clouds building by midday. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible, but the rain chances will be less than 20 percent for most of the state.

The exception will be across the far eastern plains near the Kansas border. There will be some higher humidity over those counties and a better chance for a few severe thunderstorms by late afternoon.

Wednesday and Thursday, expect highs in the low 90s with sunshine and a low chance for thunderstorms.

By Friday and Saturday, a minor storm system will slip into Colorado and bring higher humidity and a good chance for thunderstorms to Denver and the eastern plains.

Sunday and early next week should turn hot and dry once again.