Ahead of a hot weekend and an even hotter week, rain is coming to the Front Range on Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Friday’s forecast calls for a partly sunny skies with a high of around 94 degrees. Relief from the heat is expected, particularly after 4 p.m., with a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Overnight, temperatures will drop to a low of about 65 degrees with a 50% chance of precipitation.
The weather service has also issued a number of hazardous weather advisories across the state. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the East Troublesome, Cameron Peak, Williams Fork, Calwood and Mullen burn areas on from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., as the weather service has cited that an inch of rain could fall in a span of 30 minutes, triggering flash floods.
Flash Flood Watch for the East Troublesome, Cameron Peak, Williams Fork, Calwood, & Mullen Burn Areas today from 11 am thru 9 pm this evening. An inch of rain could fall in less than 30 minutes possibly leading to flash flooding & debris flows. #cowx pic.twitter.com/pbQrlxYkN2
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 15, 2022
Municipalities along the Colorado Plains are seeing various advisories in place as well. The weather service says they see a “marginal risk for severe weather” on Saturday, referencing “large hail and damaging winds.”
A portion of the Tri-State area currently sees a marginal risk for severe weather on Saturday with possible storm hazards including large hail and damaging winds. Please watch for forecast updates! #COwx #KSwx #NEwx pic.twitter.com/QnpbzSQSVS
— NWS Goodland (@NWSGoodland) July 15, 2022
A heat advisory is also in effect for some of Eastern Colorado with “above normal hot temperatures continuing across the region.”
Forecasters are expecting a warm weekend, with a high of 90 Saturday and 97 Sunday.
With a 30% likelihood of rain on Saturday and no rain in the forecast on Sunday, the chance of moisture is slim this weekend.
Monday’s forecast calls for a high of 100 degrees and Tuesday’s for 94.