Another nice day, then strong rain potential

Sean Ash

How did you enjoy one of the warmest days of the year thus far? Courtesy of hazy sun and a stiff southwest wind, afternoon temperatures climbed into the upper 60s and lower 70s.

A weak cold front brings a chance for a few showers after midnight and very early Tuesday. But much of tomorrow will be similar with plenty of sun and mild highs well into the 60s.

Significant changes occur during the middle and later half of the week. Several waves of low pressure will ride along a frontal zone along the I-70 corridor, providing high chances of rain Wednesday, and heavy rain/strong storm potential Thursday and Friday.

This far out there is much uncertainty on how unstable the atmosphere can get later in the week due to potential cloud cover and widespread rain. But modeled moisture and wind fields would support strong to severe storms. It's something will monitor closely in the days ahead. Rainfall "potential" currently is in the 2-4″ range from Wednesday to Friday afternoon.

The passage of cold front pushes the rain threat south and east, and takes the mild air with it.  Expect a cooler weekend with highs near 50 Saturday and mid-50s Sunday. Enjoy the great evening!