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Warm and dry weather about to change, wet and cool across Colorado by Wednesday

Cold front will arrive Tuesday afternoon
Posted at 5:10 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 20:48:16-04

Sunday and Monday have been very warm across the state, with upper 80s to low 90s on the plains and 70s in the central mountains. Tonight will be a mild night with lows in the 50s for Denver and the eastern plains and in the upper 30s to middle 40s in the mountains.

The warm and dry pattern will end across the state starting Tuesday as a cold front will usher in some cool and wet weather as it slides across Colorado during the day. Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the mountains by afternoon. Highs will still climb into the lower 80s in Denver and along the I-25 Corridor. In the mountains, temperatures will be in the 60s to near 70 degrees.

The cooler and wetter weather will gradually move east and temperatures will take a big dip as highs will only be in the 60s in the Denver area Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. The higher mountain peaks may see a little snow Tuesday night and Wednesday night, but amounts should be light.

The aspen trees will be full-on gold over the central and northern mountains and nearing their peak over the southern mountain areas. The aspen viewing should remain very good through the next weekend and then will gradually begin to fade from north to south over the next week to 10 days.

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