By Ed Greene
DENVER (CBS4) – Despite the mostly cloudy skies on Thursday we still managed to reach a high of 67 officially at the airport and 68 degrees downtown, both well above the normal high for this time of year of 58 degrees. Now our next winter-like storm, in early spring, begins to move in. A few scattered showers overnight are just on the far eastern edge of this next system which the bulk of now sits well to the west over Utah. We’ll start Friday off with scattered showers that will increase as the day progress…and it will be much cooler with a high only in the mid 40s. The rain will change over to snow Friday night and we will continue to see snow on Saturday – maybe a few inches, mainly on grassy areas as much of the snow will pack down and melt and it hits the ground, so don’t expect all that much, but it will be soggy as this system is loaded with moisture. Saturday’s high should only reach the mid to upper 30s.
The storm moves out late Saturday and skies clear overnight with mostly sunny skies as Sunday dawns – and the high will be warmer for Sunday as we push back into the more seasonal mid 50s.
Monday should see a high near 60…as yet another system then moves in late in the day with a few scattered showers. Rain mixed with snow again Tuesday and colder – expect a high only in the mid to upper 40s.
Then we may see a longer period of dry and warming weather for the remainder of next week: partly cloudy Wednesday, high in the low 50s; mostly sunny Thursday, high in the low 60s; sunshine continues Friday as we reach to around 70, and we’ll begin the weekend with a high getting into the low 70s under partly sunny skies on Saturday.