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First Alert 5 is tracking a stormy holiday weekend in Colorado

James Martinez Pueblo Reservoir
Colorado Springs 4th of July Weekend Forecast
Pueblo July 4th Holiday Weekend Forecast
Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 01, 2020

With the start of the holiday weekend just days away, you might be wondering if Mother Nature will be cooperating with the weather, or will she bring fireworks of her own to the Centennial State?

Your First Alert 5 weather team has you covered, so that you can finalize your plans before the weekend even gets here.

Front Range - Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo
A wet pattern sets up this weekend along the I-25 corridor, with an early taste of monsoon moisture. This will result in increasing rain chances, with Saturday expected to be wetter than Sunday.

Highs across the Front Range will warm into the 80s to very low 90s this weekend, and will be warmest in areas that don't see as much rain.

Southwest Colorado - Telluride and Durango
The Four Corners region, including Durango will be one of the drier spots this weekend and will be very hot in the 90s.
Telluride and Pagosa Springs will likely see rain showers on Saturday and only spotty showers Sunday, temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

San Luis Valley and Sangre De Cristos mountains
Alamosa and The Great Sand Dunes will see spotty afternoon showers Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 80s.
The southern San Isabel National Forest has a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms each day with upper 70s and low 80s.

Upper Arkansas River
Canon City will be warm this weekend to the upper 80s with thunderstorms likely Saturday and Sunday.
Salida and Buena Vista will also see thunderstorms with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

I-70 Corridor
Favorite mountain towns from Georgetown to Frisco, Breckenridge, and Vail will be in the upper 70s this weekend and will likely see afternoon rain and thunder, especially Saturday,

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park
Upper 70s expected this weekend with rain and thunderstorms very likely Saturday, drying out a bit by Sunday.

Steamboat and Northern Mountains
Very warm this weekend, in the low to mid 80s in Steamboat Springs. Saturday brings spotty afternoon thunderstorms and Sunday is trending dry.