As a soft rain falls along the Front Range today, be grateful. It could be much worse. June, after all, is one of Colorado’s severe weather months. More than 40 percent of the state’s annual tornadoes occur in June, according to Weather Central, and hail, lightning storms, strong winds–even temperatures near freezing–are all possible. Just to add some frustration, by month’s end, temperatures are capable of climbing beyond comfortable, into the 100-degree range.

In that light, this week’s weather is very June. Lightning bursts and small hail were reported along the Front Range last night as Interstate 70 flooded with water near York Street, according to 9News. The skies will probably be cloudy all day today, with temperatures in the high 40s to low 50s. The toasty 80s are expected to return by Thursday.