DENVER (KDVR) — Denver’s weather will stay stormy for the next few days with scattered storm chances each afternoon through the Memorial Day weekend.

At 2:15 p.m. a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the metro area including areas north and west of Denver until 3 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued by the National Weather Service at 1:30 p.m. and is in effect until 9 p.m. The watch includes most of the Front Range and some of the Eastern Plains. The storms have wind gusts up to 65 mph, hail and lightning.

Severe thunderstorm watch map
Severe thunderstorm watch map (photo credit: National Weather Service)

Weather tonight: Scattered storms

Storms will push through the Front Range on Thursday evening and will end by late Thursday night. The main risk with storms will be hail, gusty winds and lightning.

Temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight with partly cloudy skies.

Weather tomorrow: Severe storm chance

There will be another chance for scattered storms on Friday afternoon. High temperatures will hit the upper 70s.

Storm chances will pop up after 1 p.m. along the Front Range. There is a marginal (green) risk for storms to turn severe, which is the lowest of the severe threats. It means hail could reach up to quarter-size in stronger storms and wind gusts could be up to 60 mph.

Looking ahead: Drier weekend

Storm chances will go down during the holiday weekend. There will still be some isolated storms each afternoon, but they won’t be as widespread as the last few days.

Storm chances will drop to 30% on Saturday and 20% on Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will heat back into the 80s early next week.

Storm chances will start to go up again Wednesday into Thursday.