National Weather Service announces wind and snow forecast for Denver

Winds are expected to sweep snow across northeastern areas of Colorado on Saturday, particularly over the eastern plains in a line northeast from Fort Collins to Limon.

In Denver, there’s a 20 percent chance of snowfall before noon, skies will be partly sunny, and high temperatures will be near 40 degrees, according to a National Weather Service forecast. It will be windy, with winds blowing up to around 31 mph.

Pockets of snow will move across the plains on Saturday and some areas, primarily around Fort Morgan and Akron, could see heavy snowfall, the weather service said. Snowfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected northeast of a line from Fort Collins to Limon, further west only light flurries are expected. Westerly winds will blow between 40 and 60 mph Saturday on the eastern slopes of the Front Range, easing this evening.

Tonight in Denver will see partly cloudy skies, with winds blowing at around 31 mph and low temperatures near 17 degrees, according to the weather service.

On Sunday in Denver, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow in the afternoon, mostly after 3 p.m., the weather service said. Skies will be partly sunny and high temperatures will reach near 43 degrees. Sunday night will likely snow in Denver before midnight with a 60% chance of precipitation and 1-2 inches of accumulation. It will be mostly cloudy and the low temperature will be around 22 degrees.

Snow is in the forecast for Denver on Monday with a 30% chance, partly sunny skies and highs near 41 degrees, the weather service said. Winds will be gusting to nearly 26 mph.

Dry weather with a warming trend is expected Tuesday and Wednesday in the city, with some mountains
likely snow by Thursday and a chance of rain or snow on the plains, the weather service said.


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