DENVER - The cooler temperatures we had on Sunday are exiting the state and we are in for another above average day.
This morning, temperatures are starting off in the 30s and 40s and will quickly warm into the mid- 60s by noon. Highs this afternoon will hit the middle 70s for the Denver area, Front Range, and Plains. Those areas will reach near 80-degrees tomorrow. The foothills will be in the 50s and 60s, and the mountains in the 40s to 50s to start the week.
Wednesday will bring a change, however. That's when the next cold front will move through. This will start the cool-down for the end of the week. Wednesday's highs will likely be about 10-degrees cooler than Tuesday's. Plus, this will bring a few snow showers to the mountains and some rain showers to the plains.
This is the initial change of a larger system that will impact Thursday and Friday. This system will be strong enough to bring a good chance for rain and snow to the state, especially for the north.
Thursday will see increased cloud cover, a chance for rain and snow, and temperatures near 50 for Denver. Temperatures Thursday night into Friday will cool further, now into the 20s at night and near 40 for Friday.
Temperatures certainly cold enough for a rain/snow mix, if not all snow. The north-central mountains may have a good snowfall of many inches. There's still too much uncertainty in the temperature profile to talk about snow amounts for the Front Range.
In case you are worried, yes it will be clearing in time for Easter.