DENVER — Milder westerly winds will develop across Colorado, helping to sweep the chilly air and the air pollution out of the Denver area and I-25 Corridor. The recent round of cold, stagnant air has resulted in some morning low clouds and fog, along with plenty of particulates - making the air quality unattractive and unhealthy in the metro area.
Winds will kick up from the west-southwest on Tuesday and help clear the air and moderate the chilly temperatures. Morning lows will still be chilly, with readings in the teens and low 20s, but afternoon temperatures should be in the middle 40s to low 50s.
In the mountains, skies will be mostly clear through early Tuesday with lows zero to 10 below in the high valleys and single digits elsewhere. In the afternoon, skies will be brushed with some high, thin clouds, but temperatures will be in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week with partly cloudy skies and highs 55 to 60 degrees for Denver and the I-25 Corridor and in the 30s to low 40s in the high country.
Our next storm will bring snow back to the mountains on Wednesday night and Thursday with 6 to 12 inches possible. Gusty winds, increasing clouds and highs in the low 50s are in store for Denver this Valentine's Day on Thursday. A little snow may fall in Denver late Thursday night, but skies should be clearing by Friday morning. Friday will be colder, with highs in the 40s.
Another storm will move into Colorado this weekend. Snow will develop on Saturday for the mountains and the plains along with colder temperatures. By Sunday, expect windy and colder weather with flurries.