60s Tuesday, snow possible by Wednesday night

DENVER – Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for Tuesday, and thanks to southwest winds, we’re expected to get a big warmup in the Mile High City with high temperatures near 60 degrees.

But it’s not expected to last for long. In fact, by Wednesday night, those same winds are expected to blow a storm that could carry some snow into Denver.

Expect breezy conditions Tuesday morning in the city, with gusty winds of 35 to 45 mph in the Foothills. But those winds should diminish some time Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly clear with lows near 25 degrees.

The cold front should drop in to Colorado the following morning, so highs on Wednesday will be more seasonal and in the mid 40s. The increasing clouds that are expected to develop late in the afternoon are the ones that could carry the snow.

Light snow showers are possible across the eastern plains as early as late afternoon Wednesday. In the city, snow is expected to develop Wednesday night and last through early Thursday morning.

In the Metro Area accumulations look fairly light with most in the half- to one-inch range.  A few spots could hit 1- to 2-inch totals.  Thursday’s forecast calls for cold, with highs near 28.

The cold snap won’t last long, though. Friday’s temperatures should climb back into the upper 40s. The weekend is looking great with highs in the upper 50s.