By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4) – Anyone else hot around here? Temperatures have been running 8 to 12 degrees above average this entire week! Not only that, we’ve only had two days below average this entire month so far. Average is 80 degrees in Denver, and today we 91 degrees.

If you’re waiting for a cool down and to not feel guilty lighting your pumpkin scented candles, a cool down is finally heading our way. A storm system over California right now will bring an increased chance for rain on Thursday before it continues its trek to north. That will cool off the mountains and western slope on Thursday. We could see some rain and thunderstorms here in Denver, but the heaviest of the precipitation will stay out west and in the high country. While we could really use it here, the western side of the state has more of a drought issue than we do.

A cold front will drop down on Friday and usher in quite a bit of cool air! Friday we are down into the lower 80s, but we’ll get even cooler than that! Saturday we are down in the low 70s! There isn’t much moisture with this front, we’ll stay mainly on the sunny side here in eastern Colorado. In the high country, there is a chance for a little snow above 9,000 to 10,000 feet. This isn’t a major storm so don’t get too excited if you’re on snow watch, but there could be a little dusting on our highest peaks.

Temperatures stay mild through Sunday, which means perfect weather for the Broncos and Rockies afternoon games. This weekend will be perfect to get outside and not get too sweaty, enjoy the quick feeling of fall.

Warmer temperatures creep back in quickly, we’ll be back to the mid 80s again on Monday with sunny skies.


5day Better Chance For Storms On Thursday

fall colors Better Chance For Storms On Thursday

drought monitor Better Chance For Storms On Thursday

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.


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