DENVER — Dry and pleasant weather will give way to a major change later this week, but for now - enjoy!
Overnight, lows will be in the low to mid-40s for Denver, with 30s in the mountains under clear skies.
Sunny skies and very warm temperatures are expected on Tuesday, with highs approaching near 80 degrees across the metro-area. In the mountains, highs will be in the upper 60s to mid-70s and fire danger will be high.
Wednesday will still be warm, just ahead of a strong cold front that will slice across Colorado by early Thursday. Highs will be in the 70s in Denver and across the eastern plains with 60s in the mountains. Winds will be strong and gusty from the southwest in advance of the cold front.
A very strong storm system is expected to impact Colorado late Wednesday into Thursday. Much colder temperatures, with highs only in the 30s in Denver- and our first hard freeze is expected. Prepare your outdoor irrigation system now - either drain and winterize completely, or at least shut off the valves and cover the exposed pipes on the side of your home.
Snow will accumulate to 6 inches or more in the northern and central mountains on Thursday. In Denver a few inches of snow will fall Thursday along with record cold temperatures by Friday morning.
Skies will clear quickly behind the storm with sunshine expected Friday and highs in the 40s. By the weekend, expect sunshine and highs back into the 60s!
Also, be prepared for rain and some snow over the state by Thursday - we will keep an eye on it for you!