DENVER — A lovely day in May with bright sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s across the Metro Area and eastern plains. Sunshine and 50s to mid-60s held in the mountains. Tonight will be mostly clear and mild with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s in the Denver area and across the plains. The mountains will be in the mid-30s to low 40s by morning.
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. No rain is expected on either day, just some high, thin cirrus clouds.
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. Recent storms have had some great timing, arriving mid-week and leaving by the weekend - not so this time!
Much cooler weather will arrive for the Mother's Day Weekend. 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 of very welcome water - helping to ease the dryness and make mom's garden grow!