By Ed Greene
DENVER (CBS4) – Wednesday began with cloudy skies and heavy rains – in some cases, mixed with snow. The high reached into the mid 50s – 56 at the airport and 55 downtown. Then by mid afternoon skies quickly clearing with sunshine and blue skies ending the day. With clear skies tonight, temperatures will drop to near or at the freezing mark. Therefore, we have Frost Advisories and Freeze Warning cover a great deal of the eastern plains from 3am until 8am Thursday morning.
As we move to Thursday, we will begin to feel winds coming out of the southwest, bringing some of the warm, desert air to our state. It was 98 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona, so there is plenty of warm air to work with over the next several days: sunny skies with a high in the low 70s on Thursday, mid to upper 70s on Friday, and low 80s on Saturday! It hasn’t been that warm since October 27 of last year when the reached 83 degrees.
Sunday will also be warm with a high around 80, but we’ll see an increase in cloud and a chance for a late day thunderstorm. We’ll start next week with a high in the upper 70s on Monday, but again with a chance for a late day storm. Little change on Tuesday with a high in the mid 70s.