Denver and the Front Range enjoyed a delightful Monday with partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures in the low 70s.
The next storm will hit the Colorado mountains tonight as a cold front begins to move into Colorado from the west. Snow will develop Tuesday morning for the northern and central mountains, but amounts will only be in the 2 to 4 inch range.
Winds pick up on the plains tomorrow as the cold front moves through in the early afternoon. Gusty, warm and dry conditions across southern Colorado will lead to high fire danger all day Tuesday. All of southeastern Colorado will be under a FIRE WEATHER WARNING starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the upper 50s to low 60s, with very gusty winds. Expect to see the high by early afternoon, with cooler weather and a shift in winds by the time you are heading home from work. The mountains will see more scattered rain and snow showers. A few isolated showers could roll off the foothills and roll over the I-25 corridor by the afternoon and early evening.
The middle of the week will be delightful again with 60s and sunshine expected Wednesday. Winds will not be as strong on Wednesday, but still breezy at 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday will be warm, windy and dry with highs near 70 degrees in Denver. Clouds will increase in the afternoon ahead of the next storm system.
This next storm is looking to be big, wet and chilly for Friday and Saturday. Rain will change to snow in the Denver area Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday morning. The track of the storm is still uncertain, but this system might bring significant moisture to Colorado.