5 PM MDT, Friday, May 22, 2020
The Front Range region has been drier and a little warmer than average so for this month. The best chance for widespread rain that we have seen in a while will arrive on Sunday. After a warm day Saturday, and dry for most areas, the chance for showers and thunderstorms increases by Sunday afternoon along with lower elevation temperatures no warmer than the 60s. We may even see a period of chilly rain or drizzle Sunday night. And yes, snow is likely to whiten up the mountains above treeline, and the snow level may drop down close to the elevations of Nederland and Estes Park.
Monday should be cool, but probably not too bad; 60s in the lower elevations after a damp & chilly start to the day. Warmer weather is likely to return Tuesday.
2:30 PM MDT, Friday, May 15, 2020
There hasn’t been much to write about lately since there are no big extremes in the weather. Mild weather with afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms are expected again today and Saturday, but perhaps with less numerous showers on Saturday. Beginning Sunday we are likely to enter a much warmer period with very little chance for rain. There may be some high clouds from time to time the reduce the afternoon warming a bit, but if we manage to get a mainly sunny day, we could see afternoon temperatures reach the upper 80s early next week.
5:45 AM MDT, Thursday, May 7, 2020
A cold front should sweep through the region today followed by a period of gusty northwest winds. There may be some periods of clouds, but the air mass is pretty dry, so no precipitation is expected. Later tonight as the winds die down and the skies become clear, temperatures will drop to the low and mid 30s in many parts of the urban corridor and high plains, maybe even some upper 20s in localized cold spots. It would be a good idea to cover up tender annuals.
Friday night and Saturday night should be a little less cold, but the risk is still there for localized frost. Dry weather is expected this weekend.