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Stormier Skies Ahead

Posted at 6:39 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 20:45:05-04

This picture was of a thunderstorm that moved right over the Highwood Mountains.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved through the state on Tuesday, but more wet weather will increase over the next few days culminating with a soaking storm that will make for a dreary weekend.  Significant rain and higher elevation snow will continue for days, which will aggravate the flooding situation.  Some areas on the Rocky Mountain Front could see several inches of rain and several inches of snow too.  Wednesday will start out partly cloudy with warm temperatures again.  Showers and thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon and evening.  Thursday will be similar, with quiet weather at the start of the day.  The later half will be stormy, cloudy, with falling temperatures.  Friday is when a real soaker of a storm will spread widespread rain and mountain snow across most of the state.  Because of the clouds and rain, temperatures will be held down in the 40s and 50s for highs in the lower elevations, 30s in the mountains.  This lumbering storm will continue into Saturday, before some breaks in the precipitation develop late Saturday.  Sunday will be mostly cloudy and showery, but not as wet as Saturday.  If you plan on traveling this weekend, plan on slick and snowy conditions over the mountain passes.  Snow may even stick on the roads off of the Rocky Mountain Front.  With all of this wet weather, watch out for rising water in most creeks and rivers across the state.

Have a good day.

Curtis Grevenitz