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Severe weather chances prior to Sunday’s big cool-down

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DENVER — Scattered thunderstorms late Friday and again Saturday will bring a chance of severe storms to the area, particularly the Plains, ahead of a 20-degree drop for Sunday’s temperatures.

For Friday evening, a few storms will be around the metro areas but much stronger to potentially damaging storms will be over the Plains. The environment there supports large hail, damaging wind and tornado formation. The metro areas will likely have quite the lightning show off to the east from these storms.

Saturday starts calmly. Sunshine will warm us to 80 degrees, but clouds increase with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Although storms are likely across all metro areas and the Plains, the strongest are expected to focus on areas near/in Denver to Castle Rock and over the Palmer Divide. Yes, lightning is a potential impact to the Garth Brooks concert downtown.

The trigger for Saturday’s storms will be a cold front pushing in late in the day. This front will create the strongest storms initially and then keep rain showers around throughout the night through parts of Sunday. Sunday’s most significant impact will be the temperatures, with highs near 60.

Monday and Tuesday return to the 70s, with isolated storms.

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Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Matt Makens, Christine Rapp, Chris Tomer, Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, and Jessica Lebel.

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We’re tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News – and when conditions are adverse, we send out the Weather Beast.

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