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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.

Wednesday sees warm temperatures but with cloud cover and breezy winds

We get one more mild day before a series of systems cools us down starting tomorrow. Today we will again enjoy above normal temperatures but with some clouds and wind.

Partly sunny skies start us off and will remain throughout the day. Conditions will be dry during the daytime with some breezy winds in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will top out right near the 70 degree mark.

A cold front will push through this evening and temperatures will drop quickly. With it, we could see some light rain overnight, perhaps with a few flakes of snow in the early morning hours tomorrow. Low temperatures will be dipping to the mid-30s.

Thursday in Thornton chills out, offers up some rain and snow

A passing system will mix up the weather today, returning us to winterish conditions. However, it won’t be particularly dramatic for us with the worst being to the west and northeast.

Mostly cloudy skies start us off and will soon give way to cloudy skies. Temperatures today are going to remain flat with a daytime high of only around 40 degrees. Winds will be picking up and out the northeast this afternoon and evening. Daytime hours bring a chance for some showers, rain and a rain / snow mix being the most likely form. No accumulation is expected during this timeframe.

Late afternoon, chances for showers increase and continue through the overnight hours. Any precipitation will change to all snow. As mentioned above, the best of the storm should stay west of I-25. For us here to the east, a trace to 2 inches will be possible overnight. Low temperatures will be in the mid-20s.

Thursday to offer cooler temps, another round of thunderstorms

Following yesterday’s thunderstorms, we cool down today. Moisture remains abundant though and another round of storms is expected.

Partly sunny skies start us off and will be with us through the morning. Conditions will initially be calm with highs topping out in the mid-70s.

Thunderstorms will again develop after noon. Best chances come from about 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Some of these storms will again have the potential to turn severe with large hail, damaging wind and brief, heavy rain. How strong the storms get will depend on how much daytime heating we receive to get things brewing.

Tonight, storms will begin to taper off after 9:00pm but some activity may potentially be seen throughout the night just like last night. Lows will be in the mid-50s.

Very cold temperatures, light snow for Thornton’s Wednesday

Another visit from Old Man Winter. Light snow has been falling for a few hours now and will continue for much of the day. The bigger story though will be the cold temperatures.

Cloudy skies will be above throughout the daytime hours. Light snow will fall through the morning then gradually ease in the afternoon. We are looking at 1 to 3 inches accumulation. More than the snow is the cold. We already saw our high temperature for the day and the mercury will now be in the teens throughout the day.

Tonight, any lingering snow will end in the early evening. We will then see some of the cloud cover ease. Overnight lows tonight dip into negative territory.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8:00pm for the snow and ice. Tonight, a Wind Chill Advisory will kick in as the cold temperatures and breezy winds will make it dangerous to be outside for long.