5:30 AM MDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019
The summer solstice occurs tomorrow, June 21st at 9:54 AM MDT. But the official start to summer won’t be accompanied by classic summer weather this weekend. Average maximum temperatures this time of year in Fort Collins-Boulder-Denver-ColoradoSprings is low to mid 80s. We are likely to be 10-15 degrees below that for our maximums this Friday to Sunday.
There is a slight chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon, but most areas will stay dry. Behind the cold front on Friday there is a much better chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, with some areas of rain or drizzle lingering into Saturday morning. Saturday and Sunday will likely see more scattered showers, mainly late in the day.
For those wondering when we are going to get a stretch of hot weather, your wait may be almost over. It appears that by the middle of next week we will be in a pattern of generally dry weather with average to above average temperatures. At least right now it looks like the first 90-degree days may occur before June is over.