Watching for the Chance for Storms this Easter Weekend

A relatively warm weather pattern will stick with us through the weekend and into early next week. Temperatures Friday have soared to near 80 degrees across the metro. While we expect cooler temperatures for both Saturday and Sunday, both days should still be mostly pleasant with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

The big weather story over the next few days will be the chance for scattered rain and storms across eastern Colorado. The unsettled weather will also mean a chance for rain and snow showers at higher elevations, so if your plans take you west for the weekend, please plan accordingly. We don't expect the weekend to turn into a soaker, but as you can see in the NAM simulated reflectivity for Saturday afternoon there are widely scattered storms across the state.

Same is true for Sunday when we might have a bit more moisture to work with. Timing will be key in if we see more rain Saturday PM vs Sunday. Like earlier this week, and frankly with any luck at all, rain chances may be greatest south of Denver where it's needed most. While still a 'hole' over southeast Colorado, it's good to see some moisture trying to return to that part of the state. The GFS is pretty excited in spots about precipitation totals by Monday, but don't take this too literally...

Here's another look from NOAA's HPC -- shows widespread light QPF for state through Monday.

By early next week we dry it out and warm it up once more. Temperatures by Tuesday could be even warmer than today!

We'll post updates through the weekend should anything change rain-wise -- otherwise, wishing everyone a great weekend from all of us at Weather5280!

Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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