Denver could have more precipitation on the year by the end of Tuesday than the city had in the entire year of 2020.
Denver (@DENAirport) up to 0.39″ of precip from this storm so far, crossing 7-inch threshold so far this year (7.23″).
— Chris Bianchi (@BianchiWeather) May 3, 2021
As of 7 a.m. Monday, Denver had received nearly half an inch of precipitation from the current storm, bringing the annual total to over 7 inches of rainfall, according to figures from the National Weather Service. The city received 8.74 inches of precipitation in all of 2020.
Monday will be cool enough that its high temperature will be what most of this week’s low temperatures will be. It will be wet, too; the mountains and higher foothills above 7,000 feet will continue to receive snow.
Overnight snow fell as low as Castle Rock and along the Palmer Divide. Another eight inches of snow could fall in some areas. Rain will start to slow in the afternoon when the high reaches 45 degrees under clear skies overnight with a low of 36. Winds could gust up to 20 mph at times throughout the day and evening. From sunrise to sundown, Denver could get another inch of rain.
Take your time and slow down across the mountain highways this morning. The traveler in the center of this screen slid off on the right shoulder and is facing the wrong way just east of EJMT. Photo courtesy @ColoradoDOT pic.twitter.com/ShrhU0X5xA
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) May 3, 2021
The sun will pop back out Tuesday as the high just breaks 60 degrees. Thunderstorms will move into the region after lunchtime and calm by midnight with a low of 40 degrees.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 64 degrees. Wind could gust near 15 mph with more afternoon thunderstorms. It will cool to 40 degrees overnight.
Thursday will start a warm and dry trend that lasts for a few days. Sun and temperatures back into the high 70s are possible. Another storm could hit by late next weekend or early next week.
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