Mild, sunny weekend gives way to winter-like weather on Monday night.

A warm weekend with heightened wildfire concerns in some areas on the plains will give way to winter-like weather early next week  as a storm system approaches northern Colorado.

In Denver this weekend the weather will be mild, with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 52 degrees on Saturday and a high near the 60-degree mark on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Overnight lows will be in the mid- to upper-20s.

The dry, mild weather will elevate “fire weather conditions” across the Palmer Divide and on the adjacent plains this weekend, according to the weather service, where winds will gust to about 25 mph.

 

“A potent storm system will move into the region early next week,” the weather service said.

Forecasters continue to track the approaching system, which could bring several inches of snow and strong winds to parts of northeastern Colorado Monday night into Tuesday.

“Right now, the greatest risk of the more significant impacts is from the northeastern plains of Colorado into eastern Wyoming, the Nebraska Panhandle, and Dakotas,” the weather service forecast said of the massive storm system.

In Colorado, northern mountain areas will likely see snow, blowing snow, and hazardous travel conditions as the system moves through the region.

In Denver on Monday skies will be partly sunny and the high temperature will be near 52 degrees, the weather service said. Snow is expected on Monday night, an 80% chance, and the low temperature will be about 22 degrees.

On Tuesday in the city, there’s a 40% chance of snow, mainly before noon, skies will be cloudy and the high will top out near 35 degrees, according to the forecast. Wednesday’s weather is expected to include partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-30s.

 

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