A few lingering showers early tonight

Some light snow in the mountains

DENVER - A cold front zipped across Colorado early today and brought cooler temperatures and some scattered light precipitation to the state.  Most readings during the afternoon were in the 40s to low 50s in the mountains with 60s to low 70s on the plains.  

The snow level held above 9,500 feet, and any accumulation has been above 10,500 feet.  The peaks have been dusted with a fresh couple inches of snow, making for a pretty mountain view!

The showers will taper off this evening and skies will be clearing overnight. It will be a chilly night with lows in the 20s to low 30s in the mountains and in the upper 30s to low 40s at lower elevations.

Warmer 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 a real winner 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.  Saturday will be a dry and windy day, so fire danger will be increasing across Colorado.

The next cold front will begin to move into the central Rockies on Sunday, with more clouds, a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Sunday will still be in the low 70s, but by Monday highs will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s.  Snow will be likely in the mountains late Sunday and Monday morning.

After the cold front moves out of the region early next week, the weather will once again return to mild and dry. We certainly have enjoyed a gentle weather pattern in mid to late October this year.  Savor these days, November will eventually bring us a taste of cold and snow!

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