Denver dipped to 29 degrees out at the airport on Wednesday, marking the season’s first freeze. It was the latest first freeze since 2015. While Denver escaped its first snowstorm overnight, the mountains had considerable snowfall, and the Mile High City could see some flakes fall Thursday.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder, Denver will reach 59 degrees under sunny skies on Wednesday. Temperatures will drop to right around freezing again overnight. Snow in the mountains is tapering off Wednesday morning but will begin again after sundown as another system works its way into the area.
Loveland Ski Area reported about 10 inches of snow Wednesday morning.
“Thursday will be the coolest and most active weather day of the upcoming week, with a chance of rain and snow for most of the metro by late Thursday night,” Zach Hiris, a NWS meteorologist, wrote. “At least a few inches of snow looks likely for the typically favored areas above 8000 feet or so.”
Thursday will reach a high of 50 degrees under partly sunny skies. There’s a 60% chance of precipitation in the form of afternoon showers.
Rain could mix with snow after 8 p.m. Thursday. Winds should increase to around 15 mph gusts, with a low of 28 degrees. Not much snow will stick, with forecasters saying little to no accumulation is expected.
Wintry weather doesn’t stick around long this week as we shift towards a mild and much drier pattern,” wrote Hiris. “Friday will be our last cool day of the week.”
Friday will be a sunny 54 degrees with a low of 32 degrees.
Weekend high temperatures should be right around 70 degrees.
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