Denver weather: Afternoon to bring possible scattered thunderstorms

Blue skies and warm temperatures will mark the mostly mild weather Thursday morning, shifting in the afternoon and evening to cloudier conditions with scattered thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

A few of the storms rolling eastward off the mountains onto Colorado’s high plains may be severe, weather service forecasters said, bringing possible hail, gusts of wind at speeds up to 16 miles per hour, and heavy rain.

The high temperature in metro Denver will be 81 degrees Thursday with light wind, forecasters said. The haze that hurt air quality over the past five days has decreased. Temperatures on Friday and Saturday are expected to hit 80 degrees.

Starting Thursday, the possible afternoon thunderstorms anticipated through Saturday will raise risks of flash flooding in the mountain foothills areas northwest of Denver where wildfires in 2020 reduced vegetation. Weather service forecasters classified the risks as limited.

Strong storms are expected Thursday on the southeastern plains with possible hail, damaging wind, patches of heavy rain and sudden flooding.

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