By Ed Greene
DENVER (CBS4) – Don’t really have to tell you about those gusty winds over the state today – gusts reported as high as 80mph – and those were in Dillon up in Summit County. A jet streak over our state and a cold front that came barreling through translated to very gusty winds at the surface. Winds gusted as high as 80mph in Dillon up in Summit County! The high in Denver reached 77 degrees – that’s a dozen above normal for this time of year – but it came just before noon, and then the front pushed through and temperatures dropped in to the 60s for the afternoon. Before the front, Colorado Springs set a record high of 86 degrees – the old record was 83 from 1991. For Denver, skies will become partly cloudy overnight with winds gradually becoming light; look for a low in the upper 30s. Increasing clouds with late showers on Thursday – high in the low 60s – and if we see showers after midnight, they might be mixed with snow. Skies become partly cloudy on Wednesday but it will be cooler with a high only in the mid to upper 50s.
Then we’ll begin to turn things around: sunny and a bit milder Thursday with a high in the low 60s; sunny and low 70s for Friday and we’ll keep the sunshine around for the weekend with mild highs in the mid 70s for both Saturday and Sunday.