Denver Weather: Showers all day Thursday with storms on the plains
DENVER (KDVR) – Due to persistent rain, the Pinpoint Weather team has issued an Exact Weather Alert Day. There is potential flooding of creeks and roads around the Denver area which could impact evening commuting.
As rain continues across the Front Range on Thursday, cooler highs and breezy winds will be in the forecast.
The rain will continue until late Friday morning and then the sun may come out in the afternoon.
The Denver area still has the potential for more than 2 inches of rain overnight, said Dave Fraser, chief meteorologist at Pinpoint Weather.
“There are some places to the south and east that have already exceeded 3 inches with another 2 inches on the way,” Fraser said.
The record for May 11 is 1.55 inches, and the Denver area is 0.9 inches.
A tornado watch has been issued for Far Eastern counties and in Kansas until 7 p.m
A flood watch is in effect across the Front Range and Plains, with winter storm warnings and winter weather warnings in effect for higher elevation areas where snow will occur.
Today’s weather: rain showers
Rain will remain across the Front Range on Thursday with a slight break through midday.
Temperatures will remain in the mid 50s, keeping us cool as the wind picks up in the afternoon.
There is a chance for some thunderstorms along the far eastern side of the Plains this afternoon.
Weather tonight: continued rain
Continued rain will continue around Thursday night with seasonal lows in the mid 40s. Winds will also remain active throughout the night from the northwest at 10-20 mph.
Looking ahead: A great Mother’s Day weekend
The rain is expected to end by mid-morning Friday in Denver and will clear much of the state by noon.
Rainfall totals over the next 24 hours could range between 1-1.5 inches. Friday features a partial clearing in the afternoon with below-average highs in the low 60s.
Saturday begins the Mother’s Day weekend with increasing clouds in the morning and a chance of some rain in the evening. Highs in the mid 60s with lighter winds.
Sunday will be cooler with cloudy skies and highs in the 50s. Intermittent rain is possible in the afternoon and evening.
Monday begins the next work week with highs in the mid 60s and early rain.
Clouds will continue until Tuesday afternoon with light rain. Temperatures will return to the low 70s on Tuesday and then the mid 70s on Wednesday.
Rain is also possible Wednesday afternoon with partly cloudy skies.