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Nice for now, but some stormy days ahead

Warm and dry Wednesday, then thunderstorms
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Posted at 4:45 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 01:13:55-04

DENVER —Skies have been partly cloudy in Denver and along the I-25 Corridor and temperatures bounced back from the chilly readings on Monday. Highs reached the low to mid-70s in the Denver area. Farther east, low clouds kept readings much cooler with afternoon temperatures just in the 50s over far eastern Colorado..

In the mountains, highs reached in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Western Colorado hit the 80s in Grand Junction and Montrose.

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy tonight across eastern Colorado with some low clouds and areas of fog near the Nebraska and Kansas borders. Lows will be in the 40s for lower elevations and upper 20s to mid-30s in the mountains.

Wednesday will be warm and mostly dry with highs in the upper 70s for Denver and vicinity. The eastern plains will start cloudy and cool, but sunshine will break through by mid-morning and temperatures will rapidly rise into the 70s and even low 80s - a much warmer day.

In the mountains, skies wil start sunny, but clouds and widely scattered thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 60s to around 70 degrees.

Thursday and Friday will be cooler with a better chance for showers and thunderstorms statewide. Highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s in the mountains and upper 60s to mid-70s for Denver and the eastern plains.

Saturday will also feature a good chance for showers and thunderstorms with similar temperatures expected.

Warmer and drier weather can be expected starting Sunday and continuing for early next week. High will soar well into the 80s!