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Windy and warm with a few thunderstorms

Highs will reach the 80s again Friday afternoon
May 20 2021 5:15am forecast
Posted at 5:26 AM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 21:18:08-04

DENVER — Windy and warm weather will hold across Colorado through Friday with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Over the weekend, a large storm system west of Colorado will bring a better chance for thunderstorms across the state and slightly cooler temperatures.

There will be a risk of severe weather for the next few days, mainly just to the north and east of Denver. Scattered non-severe thunderstorms will be possible across most of the state, with any luck bringing some welcome moisture to western sections of Colorado.

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 over 8.50 inches — about the same amount as in all of 2020! - and almost 4 inches above normal for the year to date.

The latest index shows drought-free conditions from Denver to Cheyenne and across northeast Colorado! Southeastern Colorado has also improved with nearly drought-free conditions around Pueblo. Western and central Colorado still need a lot of moisture to break free of the drought.

Saturday and Sunday will be in the 70s with a good chance for afternoon thunderstorms.

Early next week looks to be warm and dry.

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