Denver weather: Cooler temperatures and storms will arrive next week

Snow fell in the high mountains overnight Friday and more is expected in the upcoming days with the snow line at about 11,000-feet in elevation, according to the National Weather Service.

In Denver, showers and thunderstorms are likely after 3 p.m., the weather service said, and the high temperature in the city will top out near 72 degrees. The chance for precipitation in the city is 80% with winds gusting to 15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight — a 70% chance — and the overnight low will be near 47 degrees.

In the mountains, snow may mix with rain at elevations between 11,000 and 12,000 feet, the weather service said.

In Northeastern Colorado on Saturday, stronger storms moving through the region may produce gusty winds, small hail and lightning. Flash flooding may occur in wildfire scar areas. The weather will be cooler, with high temps in the 60s and 70s across the plains.

On Sunday in Denver there’s a 30% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service forecast. Skies will be partly sunny and the high will hit near 72 degrees. Overnight Sunday in the city there’s a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the low will dip to about 49 degrees.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected on Sunday along the Front Range. “A few stronger isolated thunderstorms could produce wind gusts up to 40 mph and small hail,” the weather service said. Flash floods could hit the wildfire scar areas. Another round of weak, numerous showers will roll through on Monday afternoon.

In Denver on Monday there is a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms, according to the forecast. Skies will be partly sunny and the high temp will top out near 73 degrees.


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