There are two dips in the jet stream targeting Colorado this week; the first is Tuesday and the second is Friday.
Moisture is flowing into the Mountains from New Mexico. This will translate into a 10-20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms in Denver and across the Front Range. Gusty wind and lightning will be likely with these thunderstorms.
The high in the Front Range will be 86 degrees on Monday.
Abnormally dry conditions persist across 49% of Colorado. The thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday will not be potent or wet enough to change the situation.
The mountains can expect 30-40% chance of thunderstorms on Monday with highs in the 60s and 70s.
A dip in the jet stream arrives Tuesday. Mountain wind will increase to 30-50 miles per hour above treeline. Thunderstorm chances will continue on Tuesday.
Each day this week features a 10-20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Another dip in the jet stream arrives Thursday-Friday, with gusty wind again likely.
Highs fall into the 70s Saturday and Sunday behind this storm system. There will be a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms this Saturday.
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