The Fourth of July holiday will be hotter than a firecracker with Monday’s temperature inching toward 95 degrees before afternoon storms roll down from the mountains.
The morning will be sunny with clear skies before the heat causes conditions to change as the air flows over the mountains. There’s a small chance of afternoon thunderstorms for the urban corridor after noon, with rain most likely after 3 p.m., said Evan Direnzo, a meteorologist with the Boulder National Weather Service.
Isolated thunderstorms could bring wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour in some places, Direnzo said.
Good morning and Happy Independence Day!
Have plenty of water on hand for those outdoor celebrations, as it’s going to be another very warm day in the lower elevations.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 4, 2022
Any storm should leave the city in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures will drop into the 50s to 60s, according to the weather service forecast.
The rest of the week will see typical July weather for Colorado with temperatures in the high 80s and 90s, Direnzo said.
“The best chance for rain is Wednesday for everyone,” he said.