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More scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms

The recent rains have set the stage for some daily afternoon and evening storms
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Posted at 5:39 AM, May 16, 2023

DENVER — The Denver area has had a lot of rain in the past 7 days. Many places have reported 3 to 7 inches of moisture since the thunderstorm pattern developed last Tuesday and Wednesday.

An inch of rain over one acre of land is about 27,000 gallons of water! Our area soils are chocked-full of moisture and the result will be an active period of showers and thunderstorms over the next several days.

With daytime average high temperatures now around 70 degrees, the heating of those moist soils will result in the development of cumulus clouds each day by lunchtime. The clouds can then continue to bubble up into the sky to form afternoon thunderstorms.

There will be a slight cool down and a better chance for widespread moisture on Thursday and Friday as a weak weather disturbance slips into Colorado. Highs will be in the 60s with showers likely across the Denver metro area Thursday and Friday.

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

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