Near record heat in Denver for Friday with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. However, big changes are in the works.
The new storm system will move into Colorado for the weekend. Snow will be likely in the mountains, with heavy amounts of 8-12 inches possible starting Saturday and continuing Sunday.
For Denver and the eastern plains, rain and snow will develop by Saturday evening and colder weather will arrive Saturday night and Sunday. A First Alert Action Day will go into effect Saturday and continue through early Monday for the combination of much colder temperatures, snow and strong winds.
Snow totals will be between 4-8 inches of snow possible by late Sunday. Gusty north winds and colder temperatures will likely create some travel concerns across the northeast quarter of Colorado for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. We have a Winter Storm Watch in effect for the eastern plains and our northern and central mountains from Saturday night through Sunday.
Early next week will be cool, but fairly quiet with just some light snow possible in the mountains on Tuesday and a chance for flurries on the plains.