Reporting Ed Greene
DENVER (CBS4) -A gorgeous start to the day across Colorado! Lots of sunshine with just a few clouds, a very nice way to start Friday. Today will be a warm, mild day across the state with highs in the mid to low 50s across the Front Range and plains. Vail opens it’s lifts at 9:00 am, a beautiful day to hit the slopes. Overall, we have a pretty mellow weather day!
Tomorrow starts off on the mild side, but the mountains are in for a good shot of snow starting in the afternoon. Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings, and Winter Weather Watches start on Saturday afternoon, with most going through Monday evening. Some mountain areas could see up to 20 inches of snow from Saturday to Monday. Winds could gust up to 40 mph, so visibility could be tough at times. Here in Denver on Saturday, we are looking at a warm Saturday with highs close to 60 and partly sunny skies. Sunday, we may have a few light flurries in the morning, but the snow mainly stays in the mountains. Highs drop to the 40s and 30s on Sunday, and the winds whip up once again. The Broncos game on Sunday will be gusty and cool. Winds up to 40 mph are possible.
We stay windy through early next week. If you’re traveling across the state for Thanksgiving and you leave early in the week, expect some snow packed roads with windy conditions.