1:30 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The hottest weather is over for at least the next 5 days, and the recent increase in afternoon-evening showers & thunderstorms likely stay with us Thursday and Friday. At this point the holiday weekend is looking fairly typical, warm with at least some chance for late day thunderstorms.
Temperatures will likely stay a little below the average maximum Thursday and Friday (average for Denver-Boulder is mid to upper 80s), with highs around or a little below 80. Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will likely be widespread. Some localized areas may experience brief intense rain.
The weekend will probably continue the tendency for afternoon thunderstorms, but perhaps less numerous than the next few days. Afternoon temperatures are likely to be much closer to average. So enjoy, but if you are up in the mountains be prepared for the daily lightning hazards.