Memorial Day Update: Warmer and Drier for Tuesday and Wednesday

A quick update today to look at the rest of this short work week. Showers this afternoon have been spotty for the most part, with greatest coverage over the northeast corner of Colorado. Scattered storms will continue into the evening, with a few wandering off the foothills across the I-25 urban corridor. Most storms will be packing brief heavy rain, but the flooding and hail threat will be lower today for most of the metro.

By Tuesday our airmass really dries out. For the first time in a week we won't have a chance for storms in the forecast for Denver (or a very small chance), with highs climbing into the lower to mid 80s.

Wednesday looks even warmer! MOS guidance is warmer than we are at this point with highs for DEN in the low 90s. Sticking a few degrees cooler than this as it's likely these temps are overdone. In any case, very warm for the middle of the week, and mostly dry across northeast Colorado.

A chance for storms slowly returns to the forecast starting Thursday, though chances look quite low. Better chances for rain and storms increases for Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday as another disturbance passes over the state and increases moisture flow for our area. Hard to say just how much moisture we'll have to work with here, the EURO is wetter all three days, but the GFS shows some too. For now, will increase rain chances a bit, and cool temps a few degrees.

Global models continue to look active over the medium range. It appears as though we'll dry things out again by early next week, but the GFS/EURO/Canadian all have more moisture returning to the forecast area by the middle of the week across northeast Colorado. We'll keep an eye on things and update as the week progresses.

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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