Soaking rain drenches metro area; snow in foothills

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It’s not all that unusual to get a little bit of snow in early May along the northern Front Range.  In fact, getting any kind of precipitation is great just before spring planting.

Ask any green gardener in the Denver area, and they’ll tell you that right about now is the best time to get those tender flowers and veggie plants into the ground.  That’s because by the second week in May, Denver’s average low temperature is well enough above freezing that the chances for a killing frost are slim, at best.

Most metro areas got between a half an inch and three quarters of an inch of rain Monday.

Skies are going to clear overnight.  With lots of sun in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday comes the promise of warmer and more seasonal high temperatures in the mid 60s.  There’s a little more rain in the forecast on Friday, but Saturday and Sunday look mild and dry with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Want to make mom feel extra special this weekend?  Help her clean out the old dead brush from this last winter, and help her get that beautiful garden going.  The weather will definitely be cooperating in the days ahead.

Metro area rainfall amounts:

Longmont  – .86”

Boulder – .68”

Downtown  Denver – .47”

Aurora     – .67”

Littleton  – .72”

Pinery   – .33”

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