DENVER - A cold front is now moving into central Colorado. This front is not very strong, but it is moving quickly and is already bringing some scattered showers and storms to the mountains and western valleys.
Expect mostly cloudy skies over the I-25 corridor with scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder as the front moves off the mountains and across the eastern plains.
Most of the precipitation from this system will fall in the mountains. The snow level will be pretty high - generally above 10,000 feet over the northern and central mountains. The front will not have a lot of moisture to work with, so snowfall will only be a couple of inches.
Highs in the northern and central mountains will just be in the 40s to low 50s on Wednesday - except mid to upper 50s in the San Juans and Sangre de Cristo ranges.
Lower elevations, including Denver and the eastern plains can expect scattered showers and cooler weather on Wednesday. Highs will drop back closer to normal for mid to late October, with highs in the middle 60s. Rainfall will be light, less than a quarter inch for most areas.
Dry and mild weather will return for Thursday with highs back into the 70s at lower elevations and 50s to mid 60s in the mountains. Thursday evening will be dry and delightful for the Bronco game with temperatures in the 60s at kickoff and cooling into the low to mid 50s in the 4th quarter.
Friday and Saturday will be very warm for late October! High temperatures in Denver will reach the upper 70s to low 80s both days. The record highs for Oct. 24th and Oct. 25th are both 80 degrees, set in 2011 and 2007 respectively.
The next cold front will begin to move into Colorado on Sunday, with more clouds, a chance for showers and cooler weather by early next week. Sunday will still be in the 70s, but by Monday highs will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s.