Afternoon showers and thunderstorms on tap in Denver

A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms or on tap this holiday weekend in Denver, and another air quality alert has been posted for the metro area and northern Front Range.

Denver has a 40% chance of afternoon — mainly between 1 and 5 p.m. — showers and thunderstorms Friday, and the high temperature will top out at 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Winds will gust to 18 mph.

An Ozone Action Day Alert has been posted until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment. The alert is for Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.

Because of ozone concentrations, people with respiratory illness, including heart or lung disease, and older adults should reduce prolonged exercise and exertion outdoors Friday if possible. The alert area includes the southwestern suburbs of Denver northward to Fort Collins.

On Independence Day in Denver, afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely, and the high temperature will reach 92 degrees, according to the weather service. There’s a 60% chance of  precipitation.

On Sunday in Denver there’s a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, and the high will top out at 92 degrees.

Weekend storms could bring heavy rains at times and possible local flooding, the weather service said. Monday through Wednesday of next week will be drier and warmer with high temperatures in Denver pushing into the mid-90s.

Source: Read Full Article