Denver weather: Sunny days ahead before possibly snow on New Years Day

Denver is warming up for a couple of days before a possibly snowy start to the New Year next week.

High temperatures will reach the upper 40s by Saturday, then a cooldown will start Sunday as snow comes back to the area.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny and dry in Denver with a high of 40 degrees, a bit lower than originally expected due to high amounts of snow from this week’s snowstorm. The low Friday is 26 degrees.

In the mountains, snow will develop through the day, and overnight totals could reach a foot of accumulation by Saturday morning in some areas. Rabbit Ears Pass is expected to get the most snow, while lesser amounts are expected along the Interstate 70 corridor through Summit County.

Wind gusts in the high country could reach up to 55 mph Friday, causing blowing snow.

Saturday in Denver will be sunny again with a high of 49 degrees. Clouds will start forming later in the day as the low gets down to 26 degrees again.

Snow will continue over the mountains this weekend, though it will be lighter with accumulations will mainly be confined to the ridges.

Snow could return to Denver on New Year’s Day with a 20% chance of snow or rain throughout the day.

Another storm system will move across the state Sunday night into Monday, and Denver has a 90% of snow Monday. Significant snow is possible across the area, and freezing rain is possible on the plains.

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