12:45 PM MDT, Friday, August 7, 2020
If you are looking for a weekend with almost no chance for afternoon thunderstorms in Colorado, this may be your weekend. An anomalously dry air mass will be over the central Rockies region keeping the chance for afternoon thunderstorms at nearly zero. Lower elevation temperatures should get well into the 90s each day.
Monday will probably bring back some afternoon clouds and a small chance for rain. But in general, a warm and dry pattern will likely remain over us for at least a week.
Although some very localized parts of the Denver to Cheyenne corridor have benefitted from a good soaking at some point over the last 6 weeks, the pattern has been so dry that most areas have not. Denver’s official station at DIA has had less than 50% average rainfall in June and July and isn’t doing any better so far in August. Fort Collins had one of their driest Julys on record with a mere 0.15″ for the whole month. Boulder was about average in June, but measured only 0.34″ in July, or about 20% of average. Please use care with fire when you are out recreating!