This page was designed to give you a ‘big picture’ weather snapshot to help you plan outdoor outings around Colorado.

Once you’ve made a decision that the forecast will cooperate with your plans be sure to download our FREE CBS4 Weather App for a hyper-local forecast on the go. A link to this and the latest forecast can be found near the bottom of this page.

Below is a loop of how clouds and precipitation have been progressing through the Central Rockies over the last 12 hours. This is helpful to see if there are areas of “organized” weather heading toward Colorado.

FutureCast shows potential cloud and precipitation patterns for the next 36 hours. This computer model updates every three hours.

The following are projected highs and lows for the next 36 hours.

The following Severe Thunderstorm Outlooks are issued by the Storms Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. It’s important to note that these outlooks are for widespread storm events that would typically be associated with cold fronts or large areas of low pressure. But in Colorado we can see afternoon thunderstorms reach severe levels even when the outlook doesn’t call for widespread severe weather.

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You can get more information on the go with our FREE CBS4 Weather App. The interactive radar is a fantastic resource complete with lightning data, watch and warning information as well as storm tracks so you can see where individual storms are moving in real-time.

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