There’s a good chance Denver will get its first measurable snow in more than two months as a northeastern front arrives Wednesday afternoon, forecasters say.
During the day it will be mostly sunny with a high of around 53 degrees, but late Wednesday night there’s a 60 percent chance of snow falling, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
“Snow will develop over the mountains by early this evening and then spreading over the adjacent plains and Palmer Divide towards midnight,” the NWS reports. “Snow accumulations will range from 2 to 6 inches in the mountains and foothills and 1 to 3 inches over the adjacent plains and Palmer Divide by Thursday morning.”
The snow is expected to start falling after 11 p.m. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow accumulation is possible.
The snow comes a day after a heat record for Denver in which the high was 69 degrees at Denver International Airport, the official measuring spot for the city.
There’s a 20 percent chance of snow before 10 a.m. on Thursday. It will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of around 39 degrees. It will be breezy with wind gusts up to 26 mph, the NWS says.
Temperatures will be warmer on Friday, reaching a high of around 57 degrees. The low will be around 30 degrees Friday night.
It could rain on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and then there’s a slight chance of snow after 4 p.m. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent. The high temperature will be around 47 percent.
It will be mostly sunny on Sunday with a high near 43 degrees. On Monday and Tuesday temperatures will rise to the mid 50s.