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Warmer weather on the way for Colorado

Big warm-up in Denver
Posted at 5:21 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 00:37:00-05

DENVER — Milder air is heading for Colorado, a nice break from the recent cold snap - especially for folks in the high mountain valleys. Lows have tumbled to 10 to 20 below zero in places like Fraser, Gunnison and Alamosa in the last few nights.

Tonight will be cold, but not as severe with lows 10 below to 10 above in the mountains and in the 20s on the plains.

Warmer weather is coming for Friday as temperatures reach the 50s to near 60 degrees for Denver and the eastern plains with 30s in the mountains. Skies will be sunny, with just a few high clouds drifting overhead.

The next storm system that will impact Colorado will begin to move in on Saturday. Clouds will increase ahead of a cold front that will be moving into Utah during the day. It will remain mild and dry on the plains with highs in the 50s. Some snow will develop west of the Continental Divide Saturday night. Highs in the mountains will be in the low to mid-30s on Saturday.

The cold front will push into Colorado on Sunday with 6 to 10 inches of snow likely for the mountains. Denver and the eastern plains could see some flurries late in the day, but otherwise just some clouds and cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s for lower elevations with upper 20s to low 30s in the mountains.

The skies will clear on Monday and mild, dry weather will return for most of next week.

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