Tonight’s rain will be of the polite variety: commencing after the evening commute and ending before Friday morning’s commute. It will rain hard though. After the rain, it’s a bit cooler but increasingly sunny as we close out the work week and ready ourselves for the holiday weekend.
Through Tonight: Rain begins from southwest to northeast between 7 and 10 p.m. The rain may fall heavily at times between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. before tapering off southwest to northeast. By 4 or 5 a.m., the rain will have moved out of the entire area and skies partially clear by dawn. Rainfall totals average around 0.5-0.75”, with some locations getting up to an 1” or so. Early morning low temperatures range from the mid-to-upper 40s.
Friday: We’ll have a mix of clouds and sun. Winds from the north at around 10 mph draw in cooler air but it’s still warmer than average. Highs reach 50-55 degrees.
Colorado snow: A dynamic weather disturbance dropping through the Rockies produced some impressive snow totals in Colorado. These include: Pinecliffe 36”, Guffey 32” Golden 27.5”, Aspen Park 22.5”, Conifer 20”, Boulder 17”, Denver 9” . The Denver Post summarizes impacts there which weren’t too bad due to lighter than average commuter traffic.