DENVER — High clouds held over Denver and much of the I-25 Corridor through the day, but temperatures still managed to climb into the upper 40s to middle 50s.
The high clouds are a sign of the next change in the weather pattern as western winds aloft are beginning to bring moisture into the Rockies from the Pacific. A little light snow will develop in the mountains overnight, but dry weather will continue over Denver and across the eastern plains.
Low temperatures will remain fairly mild for early Wednesday with readings at or above freezing in the Denver area and in the upper 20s to low 30s across the eastern plains. In the mountains, lows will be in the teens to middle 20s under mostly cloudy skies, with the scattered light snow.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy in the morning along the I-25 Corridor with light snow continuing in the mountains above 10,000 feet. Skies will clear a little in the afternoon and highs will be in the upper 50s on the plains, with 30s in the mountains.
A new series of storms will begin to affect the region starting Thursday. Snow will fall in the mountains and clouds will increase for Denver and the eastern plains. Temperatures will begin to cool with highs dropping back into the upper 40s in Denver.
Light snow and rain along with colder weather can be expected in Denver on Friday with highs around 40 degrees. The mountains should see moderate to heavy snow Thursday night and early Friday.
Saturday will be chilly with some flurries and highs in the mid to upper 30s. More snow will be developing for the central and southwest mountains.
A stronger storm will likely swirl into the state Saturday night and Sunday with heavy mountain snow and a chance for several inches of snow in Denver and across the eastern plains.
Early next week will be cold with snow diminishing.
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