Active Spring pattern in place this week

1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We are in an active late Spring pattern that will result in some severe thunderstorms on the high plains of eastern Colorado and adjacent states of Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma each day this week. A few areas along the Front Range may experience a strong thunderstorm this afternoon. In fact the NWS has a tornado watch currently in affect for northeastern Colorado and includes Denver and Weld counties, but not El Paso, Douglas, Jefferson, Boulder, Broomfield, or Larimer counties. There may still be thunderstorms in areas outside the tornado watch. A quieter day is likely along the Front Range on Wednesday.

 

The probability of more clouds and some shower and thunderstorm activity is likely to increase again for the Front Range on Thursday. It’s a little early for high confidence on the holiday weekend, but it is very unlikely that there will be any significant cold front or periods of steady rain. We can’t rule out the daily occurrence of afternoon showers/thundershowers.

 

If you are somewhere with good star gazing over the next week, Mars appears very bright in the nighttime sky due to its relatively close proximity to Earth.

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