A sunny, warm Sunday in Denver will serve as a precursor to a cold and snowy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, forecasters say.
Temperatures should climb to upper 50s Sunday in the Mile High City, with sunny skies and only a light occasional breeze, according to the National Weather Service.
Once the sun sets, temperatures will fall and the chance of moisture will jump up as the metro area prepares for a chilly holiday and start to the work week.
The Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for a cold front to move into northeastern Colorado Sunday night. By midnight, there will be a chance of snow across the eastern plains, including a 20 percent chance in Denver.
Monday is expected to remain cold with a 40 percent chance of snow in the city throughout the day. The high temperature is expected the hover in the upper 20s and never get above freezing.
Organizers were calling for as many as 70,000 people to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade through Denver if the weather was nice. Now, it appears people who gather at City Park for speeches at 9:30 a.m. Monday would be well advised to bundle up, especially if they are planing to march down Colfax Avenue toward the state capitol beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Last year’s event was also accompanied by cold, wet weather.
Conditions should dry out later in the day Monday night but remain cold. The overnight low is expected to be in the single digits. Tuesday should be clear with a high near 38 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 50.
A strong cold front moving across northeast Colorado tonight will bring much colder temperatures & light snow to much of the area on Monday. pic.twitter.com/nI0dRNAx4F
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) January 14, 2018