DENVER (KDVR) — Due to the ongoing rain, the Pinpoint Weather team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day. There is possible flooding in streams and roadways around the Denver area which could impact the evening commute.
As rain showers continue across the Front Range Thursday there will be cooler highs and breezy winds in the forecast.
The rain will continue through late morning Friday and then some possible sunshine in the afternoon.
Pinpoint Weather Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser said the Denver area still has the potential to pick up another 2-plus inches of rain overnight.
“There are some places down south and east that are past 3 inches already with another 2-plus inches on the way,” Fraser said.
The record for May 11 is 1.55 inches, and the Denver area is at 0.9 inches.
A tornado watch has been issued for the far eastern counties and into Kansas until 7 p.m.
Flood watches are in effect across the Front Range and plains, with winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories in effect in the high country as they will see snow.
Weather today: Rain showers
Rain will stay across the Front Range Thursday with a slight breakthrough midday.
Temperatures will remain in the middle 50s, keeping us cool with an increasing afternoon wind.
There is a chance for some thunderstorms along the far eastern side of the plains this afternoon.
Weather tonight: Rain continues
Steady showers stick around Thursday night with seasonal lows in the mid-40s. Winds will also stay brisk overnight out of the northwest at 10-20 mph.
Looking ahead: Cooler Mother’s Day weekend
The rain looks to end by mid-morning Friday in Denver and will clear most of the state by noon.
Rainfall totals over the next 24 hours can be between 1-1.5 inches. Friday has partial clearing in the afternoon with below-average highs in the low 60s.
Saturday starts Mother’s Day weekend with extra clouds in the morning and the chance for some evening showers. Highs are in the mid-60s with lighter winds.
Sunday will be even cooler with cloudy skies and highs in the upper 50s. Spotty showers are possible in the afternoon and evening.
Monday kicks off the next workweek with highs back in the mid-60s and early showers.
Clouds stick around through Tuesday afternoon with light showers. Temperatures will be back in the low 70s Tuesday and then the mid-70s on Wednesday.
Showers are also possible on Wednesday afternoon with partly cloudy skies.