Denver weather: Tuesday to bring heat, potential afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Denverites are in store for a hot Tuesday as temperatures could reach as high as 95 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

While significant rainfall is unlikely in Denver, the mountains could get heavy precipitation. The weather service has a hazardous weather outlook in place for northeast and north central Colorado due to the possibility of flash flooding.

Denver may see winds that gust as high as 40 mph with potential hail, though major storms aren’t in Tuesday’s forecast for the plains.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies. Rain could possibly hit the metro area in the afternoon where there is a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.

Overnight, temperatures will drop to a low of around 64 and become partly cloudy. Precipitation is unlikely through the night.

Wednesday is forecast to be the coolest day of the week with a high of 90.

Mostly sunny, the chance of rain on Wednesday is relatively low with a 30% chance after noon. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

Temperatures will likely drop to an overnight low of 67 with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Thursday will see the same likelihood of rain with a slight increase in temperature. Forecasters expect a high of 95 on Thursday.

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