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High clouds, but mild temperatures across Colorado

Coloful clouds at sunset and sunrise
Posted at 5:07 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 00:50:24-05

DENVER —  High clouds continue to cover Colorado and will likely produce another colorful sunrise early Tuesday morning.

Westerly winds aloft have brought the high clouds and the mild temperatures as the west winds keep any Canadian cold air from coming to Colorado.  Instead a fast moving series of Pacific cold fronts will zip across the region this week.  

The first of these cold fronts will move over Colorado today, so temperatures will be slightly lower across the Front Range, but still above average by about 10 degrees.. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the low 50s in Denver and 30s in the mountains.  Some flurries will be possible in the mountains.

Another fast moving cold front will move into Colorado Wednesday. This front will spread snow over the mountains, with 4 to 8 inches possible for the northern and central mountains.  These kind of cold fronts drop most of their moisture in the mountains and will bring minimal moisture to Denver and the eastern plains.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 40s and in the 20s to low 30s in the mountains.

The front will race past Denver late Wednesday, with a few flurries possible for Metro Area and the eastern plains through early Thursday morning. Clearing and cooler conditions can be expected on Thursday, with highs the low 40s across the Front Range. 

The westerly winds aloft will continue in the weekend, blocking any really cold air from reaching Colorado.  Drier weather and more sunshine can be expected for Friday into next weekend.  Temperatures should return to the low to middle 50s by Saturday.

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