Coloradans living up north better belt out “Rain, Rain, Go Away” if they want a shot at a dry summer weekend.
Clouds covering the Denver metro Saturday morning have a 50% chance of dropping showers and thunderstorms on weekend warriors recreating below by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A high of 88 degrees is expected for the day.
The weather service posted a hazardous weather outlook for northeast and north central Colorado Saturday, noting that isolated showers and thunderstorms across the far northeast plains into the mountains and foothills in the morning could develop into more severe storms over the mountains and plains this afternoon.
“Expect heavy rainfall along with localized flooding possible with rainfall rates up to two inches in an hour or less,” the National Weather Service’s outlook read. “A few storms could also become severe on the plains with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.”
The moisture is expected to stick around Sunday with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon and evening along the eastern plains. The weather service warns of potentially large hail, damaging winds, locally heavy rain and isolated tornadoes in the northeast and north central region. A high of 85 degrees is forecast for Sunday.
The work week ahead looks hotter and drier, the weather service said.