Denver weather: Wettest start to the year since the 1940s, more rain coming – The Denver Post

Denver has had a whole lot of water a little more than five months into the year. Usually, the city gets around 15 inches of annual precipitation; the city is already halfway to that mark after Monday’s rain showers.

The early week storm brought near 2 inches of rain to the metro area, with some places in the mountains getting 9 inches of snow. There’s a chance for even more wetness on the way. Meaning the city will stay in line with a level of moisture not seen in the Mile High City since the 1940s.

Wettest starts to the year (1/1-5/3) rainfall in Denver:

  1. 1905: 9.74”
  2. 1900: 9.54”
  3. 1944: 8.23”
  4. 1942: 7.85”
  5. 2021: 7.60”

Tuesday’s high will be 60 degrees with widely scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two are possible this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall could reach up to a quarter-inch with snow above 8,000 feet. The chance for showers and storms lasts through the evening when Denver will drop to 40 degrees.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected again on Wednesday. Showers will be in the form of snow above 8,000 feet, with another inch or two of snow. Denver will push to 64 degrees with a low of 40 degrees.

Thursday will begin a dry and warmer trend with sun and a high of 76 degrees and a low of 48.

Friday should be mostly sunny, and highs should touch into the 80s.

There’s the possibility of another storm on Sunday or Monday.

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