By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4)

Still a bit windy on Wednesday, but drastically better than Tuesday’s damaging wind event. That system has moved on, bringing snow to the midwest.

Temperatures were much cooler on Tuesday, with highs only in the mid 50s.

A quick warm up on Thursday, with highs soaring back to the upper 60s. Some areas on the plains will head into the low 70s. Our calmer winds won’t last long, however when they pick up again on Thursday they won’t be as strong as they were on Monday. Denver into southern Colorado and all of the western slope will be under Red Flag Warnings starting at noon. Be extra careful with these elevated fire danger areas.

 

Then a storm arriving from the west will spread snow over the mountains Thursday night and bring the metro area a slight chance for rain before the start of the Friday morning commute. The snow will continue in the high country through the day on Friday while locations below 6,000 feet should stay JUST warm enough for rain instead of snow. A few thunderstorms are even possible on Friday evening for eastern Colorado.

The wet weather will persist into Saturday morning before dry weather returns from Saturday afternoon through at least next Monday morning.

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Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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