5:45 AM, Thursday, June 22, 2017
After a couple days of record or near-record heat, today will be a little less hot. Then it will be much cooler Friday-Sunday. In fact daytime highs in the urban corridor may only reach the 70s Friday and Saturday, and nighttimes could drop into the 40s in some areas. If you are traveling west of the continental divide this weekend the cool air mass won’t make as much impact in western Colorado.
Rain? We could sure use some along the Front Range. The best chance for showers or thunderstorms in and along the Front Range is late this afternoon and tonight. In fact, there could be a few local areas that experience a strong thunderstorm with hail. Even late tonight or early Friday there could be some redevelopment of showers as the cold Front pushes through. For areas that don’t get much tonight, that chance for rain becomes quite small again after Friday morning.