Scattered monsoonal rain showers, thunderstorms and high winds are forecast for the Denver metro area late afternoon Thursday as temperatures moderate.
The high temperature is still going to rise about 90 degrees, but that will feel a lot milder than the weather Denverites have been getting.
Monsoonal rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., are expected. There’s a 30 percent chance for moisture in Denver, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. The chance for rain will diminish in the evening.
“We’ll finally see a change to our hot and extremely dry weather over the past few days. Scattered thunderstorms will develop today, first starting over the mountains late this morning and then forming over the plains through the afternoon,” the weather forecast says.
Lightning, brief heavy rain, and gusty winds up to 45 mph will be the main threat from storms today, meteorologists say.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 12, 2018
There is a low flooding threat in burn scars should a stronger storm move over one of the recent burns.
The high temperature will not make it to 90 degrees on Friday, when afternoon rains and thunderstorms are possible.
It will be sunny and slightly warmer, with a high temperature of about 93 degrees.
There is a chance for afternoon rain and thunderstorms every day from Sunday until Wednesday, the weather service predicts.
On Sunday the high temperature is expected to reach 90 degrees. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s Monday through Wednesday, the NWS says.