Denver weather: Fire danger and a chance of snow across metro area this week

Denver could have an active 24 hours of weather as a storm system barrels toward the Mile High City.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder, Denver will reach 71 degrees on Tuesday. The mostly cloudy day will include a lot of wind, as gusts could exceed 30 mph. The conditions have prompted NWS to call for a Red Flag Warning throughout most of the Front Range due to the weather creating a conducive situation to the rapid spread of new fires.

Denver will cool significantly overnight, creating a chance for snow that’s best somewhere between midnight and 4 a.m. Winds will remain as gusts reach over 20 mph, and the chance of precipitation is 20%. It has yet to snow in the Mile High City this season, and the drought is starting to break records. Even if a few flakes do fall, it will not be much.

Temperatures will be much colder on Wednesday, with a high of 42 degrees. The low temperature will dip down to 22 degrees.

Thursday morning will be the coldest morning this season, with lows mainly dropping into the teens and some single digits in the coldest spots. In Denver, temperatures will rise from the 20s into the mid-50s.

Warmer and drier weather is expected this weekend.

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