DENVER (KDVR) – As June quickly ends, all eyes are on the next big holiday and what kind of weather to expect. The latest 8-14-day outlook is for June 30-6. July, showing the prospects for the Fourth of July weekend.
In terms of rainfall, Colorado has a greater chance than usual of seeing precipitation for that time period. There is a ridge in the jet stream over the western United States, and it continues to push tropical moisture toward the Four Corners. The increased monsoon activity is expected to continue into early July.
With temperatures, Colorado has a mixed bag of conditions, with cooler-than-average temperatures in the southwest corner, warmer than average temperatures in the northeast corner, and near-normal conditions in the middle of the state. The cooler temperatures are associated with increased monsoon activity, bringing extra clouds and rain to this area.
This information plus the July 4 seasonal average – an average high of 89 and an average low of 58 – can give you an idea of what to expect. For that date, it’s probably mostly sunny skies, highs in the lower 90s and the small chance of an afternoon shower or storm.