Temps Will Range From 70s to Near-100 Degrees This Week in Fort Collins
Happy first day of summer! Unlike last week, it actually feels more like spring as we start off Monday with temps in the 60s and 70s in the Fort Collins area. The heat will be back by Tuesday, so don't get too comfortable with the AC off just yet.
According to the National Weather Service, following a cool Monday, Tuesday is expected to warm back up into the high 90s, with no chance of an afternoon storm. Wednesday is also expected to get close to 100 degrees without any relief from a rain storm. Thursday, there's a chance of thunderstorms and a high of 92 degrees.
By Friday however, we'll cool off once again. Right now, the National Weather Service shows a high in the upper 70s for the end of the week, with a chance of afternoon showers lasting into the evening.
That dip in temps will also stick around for the weekend, with the forecast showing a high of 80 on Saturday, and a high in the mid 80s for Sunday. After last week's heatwave, we'll take it. You can see the full week's forecast from the National Weather Service here.
Last week, Colorado reached record-high temps along the Front Range. Fort Collins and Loveland reported a high of 103 degrees, and Greeley reported reaching 104 degrees. Denver International Airport also reported a three-day streak of 100-degree highs, which doesn't happen very often.
As of right now, the forecast for the 4th of July shows a high of 92 degrees with the chance of an afternoon storm, though we all know that is subject to change.
Northern Colorado July 4 Fireworks Map
The Town of Berthoud is setting off fireworks on Saturday, July 3 at the Bein Baseball Complex. The town is hosting a festival starting at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. There will be food trucks, music, family-friendly activities and more.
Estes Park Estes Park says that as long as COVID-19 restrictions remain loosened and wildfires are not a threat, it will resume its July 4 fireworks over Lake Estes this year. Estes Park's fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m., and are best viewed from Stanley Park or the Lake Estes Trail.
Larimer County (Fort Collins, Loveland) Due to COVID-19 restrictions that were previously in place, the City of Fort Collins and the City of Loveland planned another drive-in show for Larimer County at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. There will be around 4,000 parking spaces, and gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Fort Collins says that it will resume City Park fireworks in 2022.
Wellington Wellington's fireworks will start at 9:40 p.m. on July 4. The town's website says that the fireworks display will be 'located off 6th Street between Wilson and Washington,' near Eyestone Elementary and Wellington Middle School.