Balmy day in store for Denver Wednesday with rain on the way tomorrow

A steady southwest wind will bring spring-like weather to the Denver metro area on Wednesday before rain showers on Thursday, forecasters say.

The high will be about 71 degrees in downtown Denver under partly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Southwest winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

There’s a fire watch for southeast Colorado between noon and 7 p.m., the weather service says.

The low temperature will be around 42 degrees.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain showers on a breezy Thursday afternoon. Temperatures could reach a high of 65 and winds could gust up to 25 mph.

Very warm & dry today. A few snow shwrs late tonight nrn mtns. Thurs, critical fire wx cndtns possible for parts of the plains. #cowx

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 14, 2018

The rain could turn to snow early Friday morning between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., the NWS says. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible.

It will be mostly sunny on Friday with a high temperature near 55 degrees. It will be very breezy with winds gusting up to 40 mph.

The next chance for rain will be on Sunday night. It will rain up until around 7 p.m. and there is a slight chance for snow from 7 p.m. until midnight, the NWS says. It could snow on Monday as well.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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