The weather will be warm and mostly sunny on Wednesday, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
The high temperature in Denver will be 78 degrees, weather forecasters said.
A few storms developing in Colorado’s western mountains and high plains east of metropolitan Denver may intensify. Where that happens, hail can hit and wind gusts can blow through at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, forecasters said. Short bursts of heavy rainfall are possible. Such storms could drop more water into creeks and rivers that have swelled and flooded over the past rainy week in some canyons at the base of the mountains west of the city.
On Thursday, high temperatures in Denver are expected to drop to about 65 degrees. Meteorologists had expected more rain on Thursday. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase the risk of flash flooding, especially in the mountain fire zones where the massive 2020 Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires have reduced vegetation.
Rinse off a bit & repeat weather day from Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures today with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon⛈️ A few storms could be strong to severe over the eastern plains with hail up to 1″ and wind gusts up to 100 mph possible. #COwx pic.twitter.com/Ox2B8N4Unh
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) May 17, 2023