DENVER (CBS4) – A chance of late day thunderstorms is very common in June. The odds for these storms Monday are better than normal, meaning most areas should get at least some light rain and a few rolls of thunder.
Monday morning will be dry except in the mountains where some light rain or showers are possible. Any snow will be confined to the highest peaks and mountain passes. Then cloud increases along the Front Range in the early afternoon, followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m
Storm coverage will be better than Sunday, meaning more areas will get wet. There is at least a 50% chance of wet weather in the late afternoon and early evening hours. The exact location of showers and thunderstorms is virtually impossible to predict, but the weather model below gives an indication of how the radar might appear around 17:00 on Monday.
The good news for Denver and the Front Range is that the threat of severe weather, including large hail and damaging winds, is extremely low. The threat is slightly higher farther east, with marginal to low risk of thunderstorms becoming intense closer to Kansas and Nebraska. Communities such as Burlington, Lamar and Springfield could experience large hail and damaging winds. The threat of a tornado in Colorado on Monday is low.
In terms of temperatures, the Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins areas will be very close to normal for the first half of June with around 80 degrees in the afternoon.
The chance of late-day thunderstorms should drop significantly on Tuesday and remain relatively low into the coming weekend. But as the likelihood of daily thunderstorms decreases, temperatures will rise. The warmest temperature in Denver so far this year is 90 degrees on May 11th. We should at least capture the warmest day of the year on Thursday and again on Saturday.