4th of July Weekend: Warm Saturday, Showers Sunday?

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Hey all, hope you had a wonderful holiday! Seems like it might have been a buy one get 10 free at the fireworks shop this year... Anyways, what a day of weather to celebrate!

It was very mild considering the last decade of mostly hot Independence Days. Colorado Springs saw it's coolest since 2010 with a high of 81. For Denver, only the 2nd coolest since 2010, last year only made it to 78!

We've got really nice stuff to kick off our Friday too. Plenty of blue sky along the front range. It is a bit breezy though, especially down here in the Springs... Should end up will great stuff this afternoon with most back into the 70s and low 80s.

So, how's the holiday weekend looking?

Let's kick things off with a warming trend. We turn the burners on a bit Saturday. We'll approach 90 in the Denver Metro and in Colorado Springs. A bunch of mid 90s expected for Pueblo and along HWY 50.

We'll be a bit breezy at times, but nothing much over 25 mph is expected.

As you can see, shower cover is almost nil. Anything spotty will remain in the hills, with a large complex of storms moving east across Nebraska and Kansas. This is in association with an approaching cold front.

A pretty clear frontal passage on the temp charts as we knock off 10-15 degrees for pretty much everyone. There will be an increase in cloud coverage, but for now, we don't look totally socked in just yet. We'll have some better chances at scattered showers along and east of the I-25 corridor, especially north of the Palmer Divide. We'll likely mix in some thunderstorms around Denver too.

We may even mix in graupel or snow in parts of Larimer county near RMNP! Overall, expect more 70s... cooler temps... and shower chances Sunday.

Taking another day on Monday? Should be a good one for most of the front range. With lingering upslope around Colorado Springs, clouds and scattered showers might remain. It will be another really cool one for most. Notice off to the southwest... building heat over the four corners. That's a possible sign of things to come as we progress through next week.

Best chance for showers Monday with be over southeast Colorado.

We'll fend off that heat as long as we can! The EURO thinks we'll make it to Wednesday before we really start roasting. Mid-July could end up quite hot around these parts...

Have a good holiday weekend folks, and stay safe!