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Thunderstorms diminish, but rain showers will linger Friday morning

The wet weather pattern will continue for much of Colorado
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Posted at 5:57 AM, May 18, 2023

DENVER — Much of Colorado experienced another soggy day on Thursday as showers and thunderstorms developed with a cold front.

More wet weather is on the way for the next 24 hours as the front stalls over the state. This front will bring more moisture into the region and increase the coverage of showers and thunderstorms.

There will another chance for widespread moisture on Friday as a weak weather disturbance slips into Colorado. Highs will be in the 60s with showers likely across the Denver metro area again Friday. The best chance for rain will be along and west of I-25.

All of the recent rain has saturated the soil. The daytime heating of that moist soil will result in the development of cumulus clouds each day by lunchtime. The clouds continue to bubble up into the sky to form afternoon thunderstorms.

The weather will warm back into the mid- to upper 70s over the weekend, but the daily dose of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will likely continue.

Highs will reach near 80 degrees early next week, with slightly lower rain chances.

Another cold front will arrive next Wednesday and increase the chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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