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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – More Scattered PM Storms – 5/31/2020

Overview:  We're tracking very warm air, periods of wind, and chances for thunderstorms on an almost daily basis over the next week.

Today:  Partly cloudy and warm through early this afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop initially over mainly mountain areas, and then drift east into this evening. Prior to thunderstorms arriving we expect high temperatures to warm into the 80s and 90s across the plains with 70s over our local mountain areas, but as showers and thunderstorms drift overhead they'll cool the air significantly.  Although showers and thunderstorms are likely to be a bit less numerous than they were yesterday, we still expect a good number of showers and thunderstorms along and west of the I-25 corridor. Thunderstorms today will again be capable of producing frequent lightning, gusty wind, bursts of heavy rain and like yesterday most storms should remain below severe criteria, but it is also again possible that the strongest cells could briefly approach severe criteria with wind gusts near 60 mph and hail to near 1" in diameter.

Tonight:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will gradually decrease in coverage this evening with all areas becoming partly cloudy late. Low temperatures will fall into the 50s to lower 60s for the plains with 40s over our local mountain communities.

Extended:  We will continue to track generally warm weather through the work week with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s for the plains with 70s over the mountains. Many afternoons will feature breezy conditions with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Wednesday looks to be slightly cooler and feature a higher coverage of showers and thunderstorms compared to the rest of the week.  The air should begin to dry out by Friday, although enough low-level moisture may remain for isolated thunderstorms along and east of the I-25 corridor, and if so these storms could be strong to severe. By Saturday and Sunday most areas should be hot, dry and windy.

Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.

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