11:30 AM MDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Dry and mild weather with some gusty west winds Wednesday will keep the fire danger high for the next 36 hours. Then a cold front on Thursday will turn it colder and less windy (after an initial surge of north and northeast wind), and a colder front late Saturday will likely bring some snow with it.
Today through Friday morning
There is already a weak front moving through today. Wind should calm down later today and overnight. Gusty west winds may develop again in and near the foothills Wednesday afternoon and night ahead of the next cold front that should push through on Thursday (probably morning or early afternoon). There may be some areas of low clouds and light freezing drizzle Friday morning, but most areas will stay dry as the temperature falls below freezing.
The cold front this weekend is looking quite cold and accompanied by a storm system. It may not warm up too much ahead of the weekend cold front. Friday afternoon and possibly part of Saturday should be the relatively mild part of the weekend, but still cool. Right now it appears that the cold front will push through sometime Saturday afternoon and snow should develop Saturday evening or very early Sunday. It looks likely that at least several inches will occur across the Front Range region, but that part of the forecast will need updating later this week.