Sunny skies and warm temperatures held throughout Colorado for Monday. Highs reached the upper 80s and lower 90s throughout the Front Range and plains with the 70s through 80s in the mountains.
Some isolated and gusty thunderstorms will be possible this evening, especially in the mountains. The risk of bad weather is low.
That will change for July 4th when a storm system moves into Colorado from the north. Severe weather risk is elevated for Tuesday afternoons and evenings for Denver and all of the Eastern Plains. Large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes will be possible.
Temperatures will drop a bit for July 4th with highs in the 70s to 80s for Denver and the northeastern plains. Southern Colorado will remain warm with highs in the 2000s.
Scattered thunderstorms will develop between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm along the I-25 corridor and there will be the possibility of thunderstorms throughout the evening, which could affect the fireworks celebrations. Large hail, damaging winds and heavy rains will be the main threat with the strongest storms.
Cooler temperatures arrive on Wednesday. The highs will only be between the 60s and 70s, with probable showers and thunderstorms.
The weather will dry and warm through the end of the week, with seasonal highs expected in the 80s Thursday and near 90 degrees for Friday over the weekend.
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