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Thornton’s weekend starts mild then the heat returns for most of the period

We get a little bit of a cool down today and get another chance for thunderstorms. After that, the heat returns and we stay dry.

For today, we will have a good bit of cloud cover throughout the day. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s. The afternoon and evening bring another chance for thunderstorms, much like yesterday. Fingers crossed we can get a good shower! Tonight, any showers should end by midnight then skies will begin to clear. Lows will be around 60 degrees.

Tomorrow, sunny skies will be dominant, just a few clouds in the afternoon. Highs will top out around 90 degrees. Saturday night, look for lows around 60 degrees under mostly clear skies.

Sunday the mercury keeps rising. Highs will reach the mid-90s under sunny skies. It will be a quiet day beyond some breezy PM winds.

Have a great weekend!

The heat returns to Thornton Thursday but with a better chance for storms

The early morning did see a little bit of rain at Thornton Weather HQ but not enough to tip the rain sensor even once. Today, while the heat returns, we do have a better chance for some measurable precipitation.

We start out with some clouds early then that will clear for a while giving mostly sunny skies this morning. The afternoon will then see clouds increase again. High temperatures will top out around the 90 degree mark. After noon, some scattered thunderstorms will begin to develop, with increased chances after about 2:00pm. Fingers crossed we can finally get some rain today!

This evening, some scattered thunderstorms may linger until about midnight. Skies will be partly clear with overnight lows in the low 60s.

Wednesday remains cooler than normal, brings a bit of a chance for showers

Our break from the heat continues today with temperatures some 15 degrees or so below average. While not good chances, there is the possibility to receive some much-needed precipitation.

Partly sunny skies will be the general rule throughout the daytime hours. Conditions this morning will be calm. This afternoon, we begin to see the chances for isolated to scattered thunderstorms / showers. Unfortunately, the chances are not that great but, keep your fingers crossed. Look for highs around the 70 degree mark.

Tonight, skies will be partly clear to mostly cloudy. There will continue to be some slight chances for showers overnight. Lows will be in the mid-50s.

With a passing cold front, Thornton cools down on Tuesday

A bit of a break from the heat courtesy of a cold front that moved through this morning. We do also have a bit of a chance for a shower later.

Mostly sunny skies will be above for much of the day with an increase in cloud cover after mid-afternoon. Winds will be a bit breezy in the afternoon. High temperatures will top out in the upper 70s, far more comfortable than recent days. After 3:00pm, we see a slight chance for a thunderstorm.

This evening, chances for rain increase slightly until about 9:00pm then taper off. After that, skies will be partly clear and lows will dip to the low 50s.

Thornton’s workweek starts off with toasty temps, elevated fire danger

The heat is for the start to your workweek. We will see well-above normal temperatures today with breezy winds and dry conditions that will see increased fire danger.

Sunny skies will be the general rule today with only  a cloud here and there. High temperatures will be reaching the mid-90s. Winds will be light initially then become blustery this afternoon with gusts close to 30mph.

The winds coupled with dry fuels and low humidity will prompt a Red Flag Warning from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Please be careful!

Tonight, winds will ease some after sunset. Skies will be mostly clear and we will see lows in the upper 50s.