Here comes a big Colorado springtime temperature swing! Highs Monday climbed to the middle 70s over the metro-area, with some 80+ degree readings over the eastern plains - the warmest day of 2021 so far. Strong southwest winds elevated fire danger and Red Flag Warnings were in effect for most of the eastern plains.
The winds will stay strong tonight as a fast moving cold front races across Colorado. This next storm will bring a quick shot of light to moderate snowfall, very gusty winds and colder temperatures to the Denver metro area starting tonight. Heavier snow will be likely in the mountains, with around 2-4" of accumulation over the mountains and foothills.
As of now, around 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected in Denver, mainly on grassy surfaces with the roads staying wet. Gusty northwest winds will bring in much colder air with high temperatures 35-40 degrees colder, in the upper 30s Tuesday.
Wednesday, skies will clear and temperatures will climb to the low 50s in Denver.
The end of the week will be delightful with sunny skies and much warmer weather. Highs will be bouncing back to the 60s and 70s Thursday and Friday and near 80 degrees on Saturday!
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