DENVER (KDVR) – It doesn’t feel like Christmas week in Denver with highs in the 60s. Temperatures in excess of 60 degrees are coming on Thursday, with mountain snow set to move over the next few days.
Fire risk will be high for the remainder of Wednesday with mild temperatures, high winds and very low humidity. All of Colorado will be dry by Wednesday night.
Denver will hit a high of nearly 63 degrees on Thursday.
This week, mountain travel can be difficult
The Front Range and lower elevations will be dry, but Colorado’s mountains will see some moving snow starting Thursday.
Snow will become stable and widespread Thursday afternoon and evening. By Thursday night, the total will range from 1 to 4 inches.
Snow will continue on and off Thursday through Sunday. A winter storm warning has been issued for the mountains from Thursday morning through midday Christmas.
This week, travel can be difficult in the mountains. Sunday’s total number of storms will range from 4 to 16 inches.
The front strip may have rain, but no snow
On Friday, a few showers could move into the Front Strip. Not everyone on the Front Strip will see rain but areas are likely to see rain instead of snow. The foothills and higher elevations can see snow quickly change.
Christmas Day will be dry in Denver and on the Front Range but the mountains will continue to see snow. Denver’s highs are expected to hit the mid-50s, about 10 degrees higher than the average high of 43 degrees.
There will be an additional 10% chance of getting a bath next week with the peak dropping to 40 from Monday to Wednesday.
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