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Warm and dry weather continues for Denver

High fire danger expected Tuesday afternoon
Posted at 6:07 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 19:58:58-05

Warm and dry weather continues across Colorado, with temperatures running 15-20 degrees above average for the middle of November. The warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds will elevate fire danger for Denver and the I-25 Corridor on Tuesday. A Fire Weather Warning will be in effect from10 AM until 5 PM.

Scattered high clouds are drifting over Colorado, but there is no precipitation expected across the state tonight and just a slight chance for rain and snow showers over the northern mountains on Tuesday.

Expect morning lows in the middle 40s and highs in the low to mid 70s for the Denver metro area on Tuesday. In the mountains, highs will be in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Southeastern Colorado could reach 80 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

A cold front will push into the state late Tuesday. A rain-snow mix develop in the mountains, mainly along and north of I-70, but amounts will be light. As the front crosses the eastern plains Tuesday night, there is a slight chance that a few rain and snow showers could fall over Denver and the eastern plains through early Wednesday morning.

The odds of getting measureable snow are rather low for Denver from this cold front. Right now, Denver has gone 204 days since the last snowfall. The longest streak on record is 211 days, set in 1977 and 1992. Denver is also on track for one of the latest first snows on record. If no snow falls through next Sunday (11/21), the city would set a new mark for the latest first snowfall, beating the current record of 11/21/1934.

Wednesday will be dry, but colder with highs in the 40s. Thursday will be dry and cool with a high of 50 degrees. Friday will be warmer - back to the middle 60s.

Saturday through Monday are looking a bit cooler, but still dry with highs in the 50s.

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