Dry lightning possible along Front Range, in mountains, ramping up fire danger

DENVER -- There is a danger on Thursday for dry lightning and gusty wind from afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains and across the Front Range.

The morning will start with smoky sunshine before the threat of afternoon storms. Highs stay hot in the low to mid-90s in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with southwest winds of 10-30 mph.

The mountains can expect smoky sunshine and a 20 percent chance of gusty thunderstorms with dry lightning. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with southwest winds of 15-45 mph.

Friday looks similar in the mountains and across the Front Range.

Moisture from Hurricane Bud and a cold front move into Colorado on Saturday afternoon. It mainly stays in the mountains on Saturday and Sunday, then makes its move toward the Front Range by Sunday night.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday feature higher chances for rain and cooler temperatures.

7-Day Forecast. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

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