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Wet weather will take a brief break!

More sunshine and warmer for Wednesday
Posted at 5:12 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 21:05:21-04

DENVER — The wet and cooler-than-normal trend will finally come to an end, at least for a while. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will end this evening with gradually clear skies overnight. Lows will be in the middle 40s in the Denver area by early Wednesday. Scattered thunderstorms will end in the mountains with clearing skies and lows in the middle 30s.

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. There will be a risk of severe weather just to the east of Denver on Thursday.

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!

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

Early next week looks to be warm and dry.

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