By Dave Aguilera
DENVER (CBS4) – A cold front changed the overall weather dynamic for the state. Much cooler temperatures have moved in along with a big increase in relative humidity. This certainly will help many of the firefighters trying to contain fires in different areas of the state.
Temperatures across the eastern plains ended up being 20 to 25 degrees cooler than Friday.
A secondary surge of cooler air Saturday afternoon acted as a trigger for severe thunderstorms across the eastern plains. Several areas in and around Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley saw pea to quarter size hail. The Colorado Springs area saw marble to ping pong ball size hail.
Severe thunderstorms are possible through 9pm on Saturday night. With a watch in place through the early part of the night.
Sunday should bring in drier air and the start of another warming trend that will get us right back into the 90s for the first week of July. At this point the 4th of July will be hot with just a slight chance for a late day storm.
Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years! Connect with Dave on Facebook and on Twitter @DaveAgCBS.