Denver weather: City to see sunny skies while mountains face more snow

Metro Denver residents will see mostly sunny skies Wednesday with light winds, while Colorado’s western mountains are in line for more snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature in Denver will hit 52 degrees, weather service forecasters said, and on Thursday temperatures should reach into the 60s under sunny skies. The wind speed Wednesday should not exceed 10 miles per hour in metro Denver, forecasters said.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory effective noon Thursday through noon Friday for western Colorado, covering the Park Range of mountains and Rabbit Ears Pass. a storm rolling in from Utah across the mountains is expected to bring up to six inches of snow.

In Denver, no rain or snow is expected until Thursday night. Rain and, after 11 p.m., snow is possible, forecasters said. Less than a half inch was expected to accumulate.

The weather service on Wednesday also issued a fire weather watch alert, advising residents “avoid outdoor burning and sparks” in southeastern Colorado. Winds with gusts at speeds up to 55 mph buffeting the plains, combined with humidity around 10%, are creating conditions favorable for fire.

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