DENVER — First Alert Action Day now in effect: It was a warm, dry and windy day across Colorado, Denver reached 79 degrees - tying the all-time record! Fire danger was high across almost all of Colorado on Thursday. Next will be snow for the Front Range and eastern plains.
A strong cold front will race across Colorado and move into Kansas and Nebraska by morning. Heavy snow of 4 to 8 inches will fall in the northern and central mountains overnight. Denver will get a mix of rain and snow with the roads mainly wet by morning.
Snow will develop across northeastern Colorado on Friday and the winds will roar from the north at 30 to 50 mph. A BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect for Friday into early Saturday for the northeast corner of Colorado.
At this point, it looks as though eastern Colorado and Denver will have strong winds and colder temperatures with 1"-3" of snow on Friday. Snow will accumulate to 4 to 8 inches in northeastern Colorado with blizzard conditions during the day on Friday. Road closures will be likely to the north and east of a line from Fort Morgan to Limon to Burlington Friday afternoon.
Afternoon temperatures on Friday will be in the 30s for Denver, about 40 degrees colder than on Thursday. Wind chills will be in the single digits on Friday due to the strong north winds.
By midday Saturday, the winds will have diminished and skies will clear. It will be cold Saturday morning as lows will dip into the upper 20s, followed by highs in the low 50s.
Expect dry weather and a warming trend Sunday and Monday.