By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4) -Warmer, but still a little windy in Colorado on Monday. Although, not nearly as windy as it was on Sunday. We hit 58 degrees in Denver, with plenty of low 60s around as well.

We’ll warm up a few more degrees on Tuesday, with highs in the low 60s. Southeastern Colorado will climb into the low to mid 70s! This certainly doesn’t feel like a normal January. The challenge will be a large mountain wave cloud that should develop in the morning and stick around for much of the day. The cloud will limit how much we can warm. Without, temperatures could come close to 70° and jeopardize the record high for January 30.

Areas south of Denver in El Paso county will be under Red Flag Warnings on Wednesday thanks to those gusty winds and low humidity. Fire danger will be very high.

The warm weather won’t last all week, a cold front rolls through on Wednesday. This knocks us down to the low 50s, and brings some snow to the high country later in the day to the mountains. The snow could last through Thursday. Sadly, this isn’t a major storm. Just a few inches expected. We could see a little snow in Denver on Thursday morning, but again it doesn’t look like much because of the downslope effect. Some locations on the Eastern Plains such as Sterling, Fort Morgan, and Limon could see 1-2 inches of accumulation.

We’re back to warm and sunny on Friday with highs in the low to mid 50s. There is a chance for snow returns on Sunday possibly in the metro area but more likely in the mountains.

5day Warming Up Before Cool Down & Potential Snow

snowpack Warming Up Before Cool Down & Potential Snow
Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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