Easter Weekend Weather – April 2019

Friday and Saturday will be amazing days to get outside and enjoy the spring Colorado weather! By Sunday we start to see a change in our weather pattern that could bring more cool and soggy days our way into early next week.

Friday April 19, 2019

Morning – Clear skies and light winds.

Afternoon – Mostly clear skies; areas around the Palmer Divide will be in the low to upper 60’s depending on elevation.

Evening – Pleasant, temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s

Castle Rock High Temperature: 68° F

Castle Rock Low Temperature: 31° F

 

Saturday April 20, 2019

Morning – Mainly clear with a few clouds, light winds.

Afternoon – Some clouds but generally clear, warm and pleasant temperatures

Evening – Pleasant, temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s

Castle Rock High Temperature: 76° F

Castle Rock Low Temperature: 40° F

 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Morning – Partly to mostly cloudy, generally mild to start the day

Afternoon – Showers and thunderstorms possible, gusty winds will be possible.

Evening – Showers and thunderstorms likely; some snow may mix in overnight

Castle Rock High Temperature: 62° F (high will be reached by noon-2PM)

Castle Rock Low Temperature: 35° F

Sunday Storms

Sunday will start off relatively nice in the morning hours… a lot of areas will see 60’s by lunch time so your best time for outdoor activities will be before 2PM. As we move into the afternoon a cold front is expected to move through, that coupled with moisture and instability from the front means thunderstorms will be possible.

By the evening hours and overnight we see continued chances for thunderstorms, rain showers and even a bit of snow depending on your elevation. As of right now it looks like accumulations will be minimal but it will be something we will keep an eye on over the weekend.

Remember, the front range is no stranger to snow in April and even May!

Some models show decent snowfall along the Palmer Divide Sunday night. Nothing to get too excited about as temperatures look warm but we’ll keep an eye on it!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a happy and safe Easter!

 

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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