July 19 forecast: Thunderstorms after noon

Rainclouds over the Rockies, looking westword from RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Rainclouds over the Rockies, looking westward from RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s that time of year: Thunderstorms are going to be a forecast fixture for a little while.

Today, the National Weather Service says we’re looking at a 30 percent chance of showers and storms after noon. The heaviest could bring 2 inches of rain in 45 minutes.

The high is expected near 93 degrees, and the sweet relief of sunset will come at 8:24 p.m. Storms are expected to return for the next several afternoons and evenings.