Denver weather: Rain and thunderstorms possible throughout Fourth of July weekend
Metro Denver residents can expect hot, mostly sunny days through the Fourth of July weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon.
A high of 82 degrees is expected Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to drop to an overnight low of 59.
The weather service said in a tweet that storms are currently developing in eastern Colorado and likely will move through the state as the day goes on. There’s a 30% chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Friday.
An area of thunderstorms will move from the northern mountains across the Front Range cities between 7 PM and 9 PM. Expect brief moderate to heavy rain, wind gusts to 45 mph, and lightning with these storms.#cowx pic.twitter.com/EOYBscL1Om
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 1, 2022
Saturday’s forecast calls for a high of 88 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 16 mph. Saturday has about a 40% chance for thunderstorms after noon.
Saturday night’s temperature likely will drop to a low of around 62.
Sunday is set to have the highest odds of rain this weekend, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunday’s high will be about 89 and then drop to an overnight low of around 62.
The National Weather Service says that the chance for precipitation is likely to carry through the Fourth of July.
On Monday, there is about a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise, Monday will likely be mostly sunny with a high of around 93.
For fireworks-watchers, there’s still a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms before midnight, with the temperature dropping to around 62.
For Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, the National Weather Service forecasts mostly clear days, all of which will have highs in the low 90s, as well as a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.