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More storms and showers and continued cool

Wet roads in store for the evening commute
May 17 2021 5:15am forecast
Posted at 5:32 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 19:32:28-04

DENVER — A cool and unsettled start to the week with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms expected through Tuesday. There could also be some pockets of heavy rain for the evening drive and some storms will produce small hail.

The wet and cooler-than-normal trend will mean more highs in the low to mid 60s with lows in the 40s. In the mountains, scattered rain and snow showers can be expected through Tuesday with highs in the 50s.

There will also be a marginal risk of severe weather across the southeastern plains. Some large hail and damaging winds with a few of these thunderstorms, mainly south of a line from Colorado Springs to Burlington.

The recent moisture has been a huge benefit for Denver, the Front Range and the eastern plains. At Denver International Airport, the total precipitation since Jan. 1 is at just over 8 inches — about the same amount as in all of 2020! We are now almost 4 inches above normal when it comes to precipitation for this time of year. We are drought free from Denver up to Fort Collins and into northeast Colorado!

Warmer and drier weather is expected to arrive on Wednesday with highs back in the 70s and only a slight chance for storms. Thursday will be warm and mostly dry with highs near 80 degrees in Denver.

Friday through Sunday will be in the 70s with a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms Friday and Saturday and a better chance on Sunday.

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