Denver will begin the week near 80 degrees with sun and 25 mph wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds will persist into the evening while a cold front works across the region, dropping Denver to 44 degrees overnight. Monday could be Denver’s fourth day above 80 degrees this year, with 81 being the hottest thus far in 2021.
Eastern Colorado will have bad fire conditions as winds could gust near 50 mph over areas that have received little precipitation, the weather service said. Forecasters strongly discouraged any open burning, discarding of cigarettes, or operating machinery outdoors that might emit sparks in the eastern part of the state Monday.
A storm system will work its way across the state later this week, bringing cooler temperatures and snow above 8,000 feet on Tuesday. Rain and thunder will hit the plains Tuesday afternoon with a high near 60 degrees and gusts around 20 mph. There’ll be more precipitation later in the evening, with a low of 39 degrees.
Snow will start to fall as low as 6,500 feet Wednesday morning, dumping several inches in the higher Front Range mountains and foothills. Denver will have a very similar day again, nearing 60 with more wet weather possible then dropping to around 40.
Thursday will warm back to 70 under the sun, and Friday could pop back into the 80s.
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