Denver weather: Warm Tuesday in store with moderate chance of storms

After a hot and dry start to the week, forecasters expect Tuesday’s temperatures in metro Denver to dip slightly while bringing heightened chances of rain.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high of 88 degrees with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

According to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Boulder, Tuesday’s storms may bring “brief moderate to heavy rainfall, gusty winds to 50 mph and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.”

Temperatures are expected to drop overnight to a low of 63 with mostly cloudy conditions and an ongoing chance of rain.

Forecasters expect Wednesday to mark the week’s last extremely hot day, as a high of 91 is expected.

Wednesday’s forecast looks mostly clear and sunny, though there will be a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

After Wednesday, the Denver metro area will cool off considerably.

Thursday’s high isn’t expected to exceed 78 degrees while Friday’s forecast calls for a high of 80.

Thursday afternoon could bring showers and thunderstorms. The weather service says that storms are likely again Friday and into the weekend.

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