By Ed Greene

DENVER (CBS4) – After a summer-like weekend – 86 on Saturday – the last time it was 86 degrees was October 16! Then 80 degrees on Sunday with some heavy afternoon storms. Those storms returned on Monday afternoon – and in a big way – with heavy rains, gusty winds, lightning and large, damaging hail. Several severe thunderstorm warnings went up – even a few tornado warnings – and in the aftermath, flood warnings. Before the storms moved in the high only reached 74 officially at the airport and 71 degrees downtown.

Those storms could be back again tomorrow, although maybe not as heavy as we saw on Monday – but still be on the lookout – the high should only reach into the upper 60s.

Heavier storms could return on Wednesday, some possibly severe again…and could rumble through the nighttime hours and right on into Thursday. Rains again could be heavy enough to cause more flooding. Highs for both Wednesday and Thursday will only be in the low 60s. Then we take a break from the storms on Friday: sunny and mild with a high in the low 70s. We’ll be even warmer as we start the weekend – a high in the upper 70s on Saturday with a few isolated late day storms back in the forecast.

5day Strong To Severe Thunderstorms Likely Each Afternoon Through Thursday

Watch Ed Greene forecasting the weather on CBS4 newscasts at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @EdGreeneCBS4.


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