DENVER — Spring-like weather will take over for the next 5 to 7 days.
Expect overnight lows in the 20s tonight with partly cloudy skies. More sunshine will return for tomorrow~ with highs still in the 50s for the afternoon. Also, an alert has been issued for Denver and the surrounding areas for " low visibility "by the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment. This means there is extra particulate in the air..and they recommend restricting indoor burning and driving your car less if you can. The air is pretty stagnant over the Front Range..allowing the particulates to stick around.
By the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday, our highs will be in the low 70s with partly cloudy skies. Winds will be picking up as well~ which will potentially increase our fire danger. We will keep an eye out for that in the Denver7 weather center.
Dry weather appears on the horizon for much of the week across Colorado, but there are some signs of a shift to a more stormy pattern this month. We sure could use the moisture! Drought conditions are increasing over much of the state during this very dry winter.
Snow has been scarce this season with only seen 19.4" of snow at Denver International Airport — about half normal at this point in the season.
In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 70 percent of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. The storms in late February did help, but the recent mild and quiet weather has lessened the snow-pack a bit in the past week. Looking ahead — we could use several more good snowstorms!
There are some signs of a change in the weather pattern around the middle of the month with a better chance for heavier snow around St. Patrick's Day.