Denver weather: Expect a cool Mother’s Day with a chance of rain and thunderstorms

After a few days with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s along the Front Range, Mother’s Day in Denver will be a breakfast-in-bed type of day where moms can stay toasty warm.

On Saturday, Denver’s high temperature will top out early at about 72 degrees by noon, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. A cold front creeps in during the afternoon when temperature readings will back off into the mid- to lower-60s. Afternoon winds will gust to about 25 mph and there’s a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Overnight, skies will be cloudy and the low temperature will dip to 41 degrees.

On Mother’s Day, there’s an early chance for showers and thunderstorms, after 9 a.m., according to NWS. It will be mostly cloudy in Denver and the high temperature will top out at 53 degrees, about 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the weekend’s start. The chance for precipitation is 50%. Overnight Sunday in the city the chance for precipitation increases to 90% and the overnight low temperature drops to 39 degrees.

Sunday through Tuesday, widespread showers and storms are forecast for the region. Precipitation overnight Sunday will develop into snow in the mountains and foothills. By Monday night, the Interstate 25 corridor could see snowfall into early Tuesday morning. Snow accumulation, if any,  east of the foothills should be light.

Monday in Denver should be a soggy day, with showers and thunderstorms. There’s a 100% chance for precipitation and the high temperature will be a chilly 48 degrees.

 

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