Denver weather: Heat and rain likely to hit Denver area Wednesday

People in the Denver metro area should pack sunscreen and an umbrella if they plan to go out, as Wednesday could bring both high temperatures and potential scattered showers.

The National Weather Service tweeted that the highest coverage of rain will come along and south of the Interstate 70 corridor. The weather service has a hazardous weather outlook in place for northeast and north central Colorado as brief, heavy rain and stronger storms are likely.

The general Denver metro area can expect about a 50% chance of scattered showers on Wednesday, most likely after noon.

With an anticipated high of 94 degrees, forecasters expect Wednesday will be the least hot day of the week so far.

Throughout the day, conditions are expected to be mostly clear and sunny with winds that could gust as high as 16 mph.

Overnight, temperatures will drop to a low of 64 and remain mostly clear.

As the week progresses, temperatures will climb slightly higher and the probability of showers and thunderstorms will dwindle.

Thursday’s forecast calls for a high of 96 with mostly clear skies. Rain is unlikely.

Friday’s forecast mirrors that of Thursday’s, with sunny skies, slim chance of showers and a high of 98.

Temperatures are to remain high at the start of the weekend with a high of 96 expected for Saturday but will then drop come Sunday, which calls for a high of 89 and a higher chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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