DENVER – The windy storm system that blew through Colorado on Monday has almost left the state behind. Some gusty conditions continued across the eastern plains through the afternoon, but winds were much lighter in Denver and along the I-25 Corridor.
Skies will be clear tonight with chilly temperatures in the upper teens to low 20s for Denver and the eastern plains. In the mountains, lows will be in the single digits and teens.
Wednesday will be a warmer day with plenty of sunshine for most of Colorado. Some high clouds will drift into the western half of the state later in the day, but Denver should enjoy mostly clear skies. Highs will be in the mid-50s for the Denver metro area and most of eastern Colorado. The mountains will be in the 40s, with upper 40s to mid-50s in the western valleys.
Warm and dry weather can be expected for both Thursday and Friday with highs in the 60s for lower elevations and in the upper 40s to low 50s in the mountains.
Slightly cooler weather will return to Colorado on Saturday with a few inches of snow in the mountains. Denver and the plains will probably see just clouds on Saturday with temperatures cooling to the low 50s.
Mostly will be dry weather returning for Sunday, although the San Juan Mountains could still see some snow. Highs will be near 50 degrees on Sunday in Denver with readings in the 40s in the mountains.
Dry weather appears on the horizon for early next week across Colorado, but there are some signs of a shift to a more stormy pattern later next week. We sure could use the moisture, drought conditions are increasing over much of the state during this very dry winter.
Snow has been scarce this season with only seen 19.4" of snow at Denver International Airport - about half normal at this point in the season.
In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 70% of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. The storms in late February did help, but the recent mild and quiet weather has lessened the snow-pack a bit in the past week. Looking ahead - we could use several more good snowstorms!