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Wet & blustery Friday to give way to drier Saturday, showers again possible Sunday. We had voiced our doubts about us receiving much snow overnight and indeed, we received rain but it is very welcome. That will be coming to an end this morning leading to drier conditions until Saturday evening and Sunday when showers have a chance to return. For today, a Winter #Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon although it is not really necessary in our area. As of this writing we have received nearly a half inch of much-needed precipitation in the form of rain. There may be a snowflake or two mixed in there but it won’t amount to much. Look for showers to begin tapering off after about 9:00am, ending entirely by noon. High temperatures are going to be in the mid-50s, right near normal. The wind that started yesterday evening though is going to continue into this evening before ending. Overnight tonight lows will dip close to freezing under partly cloudy skies. Saturday looks to be the nicest day of the three day period. Mostly sunny skies will be above and winds light. Look for highs tomorrow in the low to mid-60s. A weak system moves in tomorrow evening and with it we see a slight chance of showers after 6:00pm through the night. Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning will be in the upper 30s. Shower chances increase in the early morning Sunday and last throughout the day. There isn’t a lot of moisture though so precipitation totals should be light. Highs will be the mid-50s. Have a great #weekend and keep an eye on temperatures, wind speeds and precipitation totals here: http://www.thorntonweather.com/live-weather-2.php
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#Thornton to get one more mild day before moisture, cooler temps arrive. Today is the last of our most recent string of unseasonably warm days. An approaching #storm system is going to bring some much needed precipitation to the area tonight and tomorrow. For today look for mostly sunny skies to be above during the daytime hours with clouds increasing by late afternoon into the evening. Temperatures will once again climb to well above normal with a high expected in the low 70s. Average for today’s date is 57 degrees. Winds will be calm initially then begin picking up speed later this morning and remain breezy into the evening. The wind, low humidity and dry fuels have prompted the issuance of a Red Flag Warning that will be in effect from noon to 6:00pm. Fire danger is going to be very high and any blazes that get started could see very fast growth. As for the coming storm system, we see a chance for rain showers after about 6:00pm this evening with them becoming likely after midnight. As temperatures drop overnight to near freezing, we should see a bit of #snow mix in and continue through Friday morning. It is expected to be very windy overnight and into tomorrow morning with gusts potentially hitting 50mph. As we have been saying in recent days, we don’t believe we will see a great deal of snow out of this system with most of the precipitation coming in the form of rain. Perhaps 1 to 3 inches will be possible from pre-dawn Friday through the morning hours. There is going to be a fine line between rain and snow and that could certainly change. Keep an eye on http://www.thorntonweather.com for all the latest.
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Unseasonably warm temps, plenty of sun for Wednesday. An oft-repeated #weather #forecast for #Thornton today as we once again enjoy a mild, dry day. Change is on the way though with precipitation looking likely tomorrow night into Friday. Will it be snow though? For today we start with mostly clear skies and for the most part similar conditions will be above throughout the day. The late afternoon and evening will bring a bit of an increase in the cloud coverage. Temperatures today start out a bit chilly but then will warm up nicely to the low to mid-70s. Winds will generally be calm. Looking ahead, Thursday will be another warm day and then a system will begin to make itself felt overnight. Precipitation becomes likely late tomorrow night / early Friday morning continuing for a good part of the day Friday. The big question mark is what form that precipitation takes. Temperatures are going to be crucial in determining whether we get rain or snow. Right now it appears the snow level will be just above us leaving us with rain. That could change though as we are still almost 48 hours away from the event. Keep an eye on http://www.thorntonweather.com for all the latest.
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Thornton’s Tuesday brings a bit cooler temps, slight chance for showers. With a weak front having backdoored into the area late yesterday, we mix things up just a bit today. Temperatures remain well above normal but do cool over recent highs and we even see a slight chance for showers and perhaps some thunder. The day starts out with partly clear skies and similar conditions will be above due to increased moisture aloft. Temperatures will warm steadily toward a mid to late afternoon high in the upper 60s. By late afternoon lower levels begin to see some moisture which brings just a slight chance for a rain shower into the evening. Some instability may be present leading to some thunder. Looking ahead, we will be dry and warmer tomorrow then Thursday looks somewhat similar to today. There has been some talk about a stronger storm system arriving Friday along with some hype from other media outlets. Moisture does look to increase and temperatures cool bringing a better chance for precipitation. At this time though, we are inclined to think this would be more in the form of rain for the Front Range with the snow remaining at higher altitudes. We will get a better feel for it as the system gets closer. In the meantime, check out http://www.thorntonweather.com for all the latest. 
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First day of spring continues Thornton’s unseasonably warm weather. The change of seasons occurred this morning at 4:29am and we are going to start spring off the same way we finished up winter with temperatures well above normal. We start out the day with partly clear skies and will see a slow, steady increase in cloud cover as the day progresses. That will help to inhibit temperatures but not by much. We expect a high today around 80 degrees, well above the 56 degree average for the date. Winds will be calm most of the day then become just a bit breezy in the mid-afternoon into the evening. As a weak cold front pushes through, we do see just the slightest chance for a rain shower soon after dark until about midnight. Lows tonight will be down into the mid-40s. More: http://www.thorntonweather.com
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Thornton to enjoy spring-like weekend, near record-setting warmth. Get ready for that spring fever to set in as if you don’t have it already, this weekend’s weather will likely prompt a bout of it. Well above normal temperatures start things off on St. Patrick’s Day to be followed by two days of potentially record-setting warmth. For Friday, overall conditions look to be calm and dry. We will have partly sunny skies above as we head toward a high in the low 70s. Tonight skies will clear and the mercury will dip to around 40 degrees. Saturday looks to be the nicest day of the three-day period. We will have lots of sun above and conditions will be calm, winds light. Highs tomorrow will push toward around 81 degrees. The record high for the date is 82 degrees so it will be close. Temperatures Saturday night into Sunday morning will drop to the mid-40s. Sunday looks to remain warm but we will introduce some wind into the weather. Mostly sunny skies will be above most of the day with breezy conditions beginning mid-morning. Highs on the last day of the weekend will be in the low 80s. The record high for the date is 81 degrees and may very well fall. Have a great weekend and of course head over to http://www.thorntonweather.com for the latest.
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Thornton’s Thursday to be warm and breezy, fire danger high. An oft-repeated forecast today that sounds much like many in recent weeks. Temperatures will be well above normal but we will have a good dose of wind leading to high fire danger. The day starts out with mostly clear skies and we will see similar cloud coverage throughout the day. Temperatures start a tad chilly but then will warm quickly as we head toward a high around 77 degrees – well above the average of 55 degrees to today’s date. Winds will be calm initially then begin picking up speed by late morning. Gusts to 30mph or high will be possible in the afternoon and evening. Those winds coupled with the low humidity and dry fuels on the ground have prompted a Red Flag Warning to be issued and in effect from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Any fires that get started could grow quickly so please be careful. Keep an eye on current conditions here: http://www.thorntonweather.com/live-weather-2.php
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A very spring-like Wednesday for Thornton. It doesn’t get a whole lot nicer than the weather we have on tap for you today. Temperatures are going to be well above normal with lots of sun. We start out the day with clear skies and other than an occasional high cloud, you can expect sunny skies throughout. Temperatures will be warming up quickly as we head toward a high in the mid-70s, about 20 degrees above normal. Winds will be light for most of the day, perhaps a bit breezy in the mid to late afternoon but not too bad. Enjoy it and of course head over to http://www.thorntonweather.com for more.
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Temperatures climb for Thornton’s Tuesday, conditions remain dry. I said last night that I was going to start using a new weather acronym - PDBW - Pretty Dang Boring Weather. It seems fitting as overall conditions for weeks now have been the same: above normal temps, dry conditions. That will continue today and through the rest of the week. Sigh. We start out with partly clear skies today and can expect much of the same as high clouds will provide some shade. Temperatures will be climbing to a high right near the 70-degree mark. Winds this morning will be calm and then become a bit breezy in the afternoon. That is pretty much it and from the looks of it, we could pretty much copy and paste this same forecast across every day for the balance of the week. Latest: http://www.thorntonweather.com
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Monday brings mild, dry conditions with even warmer weather ahead. There seems to be no end to the unseasonably weather we have experienced in recent weeks. That same patter will continue today and through the end of the week as we see very spring-like conditions. For today we will have variable levels of cloud cover ranging from mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Temperatures start out chilly but then we will be warming to a high in the low 60s, a good bit above the average for the date of 54 degrees. Winds should be calmer than yesterday, perhaps just a bit breezy in the mid to late afternoon. Looking ahead, today will actually be the coolest day of the week. Mercury readings at or above the 70 degree mark are expected through the coming weekend. Unfortunately, there is no precipitation expected. Get a closer look in our extended forecast here: http://www.thorntonweather.com/forecast.php 
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