A cold front out of the north crackled into Denver overnight, bringing with it early-morning pyrotechnics in the skies plus heavy rain, strong winds and hail.
The cold front also brought brisk, unseasonably mild temperatures for August. Thursday’s high temperature is expected to be only 72 degrees and the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance for more thunderstorms and rain showers along the Front Range, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
“There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms today especially across the higher terrain and over the Palmer Divide,” the weather service says. “A few stronger storms may occur this afternoon over the Palmer Divide with heavy rain, hail up to the size of nickles and wind gusts to 50 mph. Elsewhere storms will produce brief heavy rain, smaller hail and wind gusts to 40 mph.”
Thursday’s night’s low is expected to dip to 56 degrees.
The milder weather is expected to last for at least a week, according to meteorologists. The high temperature the next few days will remain below normal.
Residents should expect varying amounts of rain and thunder every day over the next week, forecasters say.
Expect wind gust up to 21 mph with showers and thunderstorms Friday night, the weather service says.
Saturday’s high is expected to reach 84 degrees, but the temperature will remain in the upper 70s on Sunday and Monday.
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