Denver weather: Near-record warmth ahead of possible significant snow this week

Denver reached 70 degrees on Sunday for the first time since November 18. The warmth will continue early in the week before a dramatic shift to snow.

Monday morning will be cloudy before things clear up to a high of 68 in Denver, according to the National Weather Service. The city will near the record high of 75 degrees for March 8, set in 1989. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph, and temperatures will drop to 37 degrees overnight.

Tuesday will be sunny with a high of 65 degrees and a low of 33 degrees. Periods of light snow are likely for the high country starting Tuesday evening.

The chance for precipitation will hit Denver midway on Wednesday with a high of 54 degrees. As the low dips below freezing in the evening, it’s possible rain will turn to snow.

That storm will be a mix of rain and snow all day Thursday, with a high in the 40s. Snow will likely persist into Friday as the NWS predicts, “a large storm system mainly over and east of the Front Range.”

The NWS notes that there is a chance for prolonged and significant snowfall. The storm has an early target of impacting the weekend.

While March has already produced at least one 70-degree day, it is historically Denver’s snowiest month.

— Chris Bianchi (@BianchiWeather) March 8, 2021

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