By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – Watch for rapidly changing conditions on rivers and streams in Colorado’s high country this weekend as a hot and dry weather pattern settles over the state.
The threat will last into next week.
Starting this weekend, temperatures are expected to be as warm as 70 degrees in elevations up to 10,000 feet with overnight lows staying above freezing.
This will accelerate the melt of remaining snowpack across Colorado and cause rivers to rapidly rise and flow fast.
The good news is that no widespread precipitation is expected over the next several days which should allow rivers to rise and then slowly fall as the snowmelt season peaks and comes to an end.