DENVER — Westerly winds warmed things up for Denver and the Front Range on Wednesday with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s - about 20 degrees warmer than Tuesday.
The winds were gusty in the mountains and foothills. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. for gusts of 50-75 mph for areas between 6,000 feet and 9,000 feet along and west of I-25. The winds will lighten up overnight and for Thursday
Thursday will be dry, but slightly cooler, temperatures will be in the 30s in the mountains and upper 40s to low 50s on the plains. Clouds will increase again ahead of the next storm system.
Snow will develop west of the Continental Divide on Friday and some flurries can be expected by evening for Denver. Highs will be in the 30s in the mountains and low to mid-40 on the plains.
A mix of light rain and snow will be possible in Denver on Saturday, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 40s. Snow will increase in the mountains Saturday and continue into Sunday with 4 to 8 inches expected for the ski areas over the weekend!
In Denver, snow is likely on Sunday with an inch or two possible. Temperatures will be colder - just in the mid-to upper 30s.
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