DENVER- More hot and dry weather is due across Colorado for Tuesday. Temperatures will climb back into the 90s for Denver and the eastern plains, with some triple digit readings expected over the southeast plains.
Fire danger remains very high over most of the state and burn bans are in effect. The use of fireworks is highly discouraged for the 4th of July holiday.
There will be a chance for afternoon thunderstorms on the Fourth of July and again on Thursday as slightly more humid air moves into Colorado for a brief stay.
Some severe storms will be possible on Wednesday over the northeast quarter of the state - mainly after 2 PM. Temperatures will not be as high with readings in the upper 80s for Denver and the eastern plains.
Only isolated storms will be possible in the mountains and across the western third of Colorado this week, along with more hot and dry weather. each day this week. The storms that do develop will bring more wind and lightning than meaningful moisture, so little change is expected in the dry conditions and the fire worries.
The brief bit of slightly cooler weather and better chance for storms will only hold for Wednesday and Thursday for the Denver area and eastern Colorado. By Friday, temperatures will return to around 90 degrees with only a slightly chance for storms.
For next weekend, temperatures will be very hot, back in the mid to upper 90s once again and rain chances will stay low.
We are still watching for signs of the beginning of the annual "Summer Monsoon" which will bring the slow moving, heavy rain making thunderstorms. At this point, there is no indication that it will arrive before the middle of July.