DENVER - After a very warm Saturday (we topped off at 79 degrees) we will be slightly cooler today to round out our weekend.
Saturday a weak front moved through, which did bring a few light showers to parts of the state. We remained dry here in Denver, but as a result we will see cool, dry air settle in today with highs only forecasted to reach into the mid 60s.
This cooler air won't last long though. By Monday and Tuesday, high pressure will allow for sunshine and temperatures to warm back up into the upper 70s. Fire danger will remain high as we continue to see very dry conditions and stronger winds anticipated as we move into the start of the work week.
As high pressure continues to dominate the region, it is acting as a protective barrier from cold fronts, and brings quiet weather. However, as we move into late Tuesday and Wednesday, that ridge will begin to move out and unsettled weather returns as systems move across the state.
This will mean more cloud coverage and slightly cooler air for the Front Range by Wednesday. The mountains can expect areas of snowfall by Wednesday through the week's end. Our best chance for a rain/snow mix will come by Thursday and Friday.
And, conveniently, this system moves out by the weekend and allows for a slight warm-up and more sunshine by Saturday and Sunday!