DENVER — Widely scattered storms will remain in the weather forecast for Denver through Thursday evening before another round of thunderstorms returns Friday.
A few severe thunderstorms rolled through the Denver metro area Thursday afternoon bringing small hail, heavy rain and high wind in isolated areas.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for southwestern Denver County, but has since been allowed to expire.
Video shared by Denver7 viewers showed a round of small hail fell in Highlands Ranch around 3:30 p.m.
Look at all the hail in Highlands Ranch that fell a few moments ago.— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) May 25, 2023
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Looking ahead, skies will clear overnight before another chance of storms returns Friday afternoon in Denver. The heaviest showers should be farther east on the plains, said Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson.
The storm chance sticks around through the holiday weekend, including on Memorial Day.
Afternoon highs will reach the low 80s over the next few days.
What's Denver weather like in May?
If you're new to Colorado, May is one of those weird weather months that likes to show off its “adventurous” side. As the National Weather Service puts it, “Just about anything can happen in the month of May when it comes to Denver's weather.”
May is considered Denver’s wettest month of the year. The monthly mean for precipitation is 2.12 inches. The wettest May in Denver history (and wettest month ever) brought 8.57 inches of precipitation in 1876.
Flip through the interactive weather graphics below or at this link if you'd like to learn more about May weather in Colorado.