DENVER — Strong westerly winds whipped across Colorado on Tuesday with gusts of 60 mph in the mountains and foothills west of Denver. Those westerly winds were dry and warm as temperatures reached around 60 degrees - about 15 degrees above normal!
A fast moving Pacific cold front will zip across the state on Wednesday. This front will spread snow over the mountains, with three to five inches possible for the northern and central mountains by early Thursday morning.
This type of cold front will drop most of the moisture in the mountains, leaving very little for Denver or the eastern plains. Just light snow showers can be expected Wednesday evening into early Thursday,
Temperatures will be a bit cooler on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and in the 20s to low 30s in the mountains.
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 with highs in the low 50s. Temperatures should return to the middle 50s to near 60 degrees Saturday and Sunday.
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