Weekend Weather: Warm & dry start, cooler & wetter finish

Another wet storm system is heading for the Front Range region Sunday evening through Monday. But Saturday will be a warm, dry day, perhaps the warmest so far this Spring. Temperatures are likely to top 80 in most low elevation locations.

Sunday may start out mild and dry, but a cooling trend is expected by afternoon, with showers and thunderstorms developing. Sunday night and Monday are looking like a mainly cloudy and wet period. As with the storm earlier this week, elevation will make a big difference in rain versus snow. It appears at this point that it will be mainly or all rain below 6000 feet, mainly or all snow about 8000 feet, and a mix of both in the foothills with more trend toward snow with time. The potential exists for over a foot of snow in the high elevations (above treeline) and an inch of rain in the lower elevations. Warm weather is likely to return in the second half of next week.

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