Skies over Denver will be mostly cloudy on Saturday, with a sunny, dry and warming trend starting on Sunday.
A Fire Weather Watch is posted for the Eastern Plains and includes parts of the metro area starting at noon on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Low relative humidity, about 15%, sunny skies, warm temperatures and winds gusting to about 55 mph in some areas will raise widespread fire concerns on Sunday. Winds will be strongest on the northern plains.
On Saturday in Denver the high temperature will hit about 58 degrees on mostly cloudy skies with winds up to 15 mph, according to the weather service forecast. Skies will start to clear overnight as the temperature drops to a low of about 41 degrees.
Snow showers are expected across the northern mountains on Saturday afternoon along with periods of overnight snow. The heaviest snowfall will be north of the Interstate 70 corridor where 2 to 6 inches is expected, the weather service said. Strong westerly winds, up to 65 mph, will kick up over high mountain passes on Saturday night.
Across the plains, on Saturday, afternoon winds are expected to gust up to 40 mph, the weather service said. There could be a few light rain showers over the urban corridor and along the Wyoming border on Saturday evening.
On Sunday in Denver, skies will be sunny with breezy afternoon winds in the 15- to 20-mph range and gusts up to 31 mph. The overnight Sunday low temp in the city will be around 36 degrees.
The high temperature in Denver on Monday will be near 70 degrees with an 80-degree high on Tuesday. Both days will be sunny to mostly sunny.
Critical fire concerns will likely arise on Tuesday for widespread areas in northern Colorado and those concerns are expected to continue into Wednesday and Thursday as sunny, dry, windy and warm weather takes hold.
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