Sunday: cooler and a chance for thunderstorms

5PM MDT, Saturday, July 14, 2018

A cold front pushing south near the Montana/Wyoming border will likely reach Cheyenne in the late night hours and push through the northeastern plains & foothills  of Colorado Sunday morning to midday (with little or no impact west of the continental divide). For the Front Range region that should take about 10 degrees off the high temperatures for Sunday. Areas of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon will cool it down more in local areas. Although it’s not a sure bet, at least some rain will probably occur over more than half of the Front Range region and high plains, and that’s as good as it gets this month!

 

There has not been a major pattern shift, so more hot and mainly dry weather will likely return in the week ahead.

 

90-degree days

For those wondering, both Denver and Pueblo are seeing the most 90-degree days in their records for the season through July 14th (47 at Pueblo and 32 at Denver/DIA). In Boulder we have recorded 22 90-degree days through today. Since the current climate station was established in Boulder in 1990, this year’s number of 90-degree days through July 14th falls short of the years 2000 (25 days), 2002 (24 days) and 2012 (24 days).

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