Saturday’s weather in the metro area will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the mid-40s and winds picking up this afternoon.
The high temperature in Denver on Saturday will hit about 46 degrees with winds gusting to 21 mph, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Winds in the higher mountains on Saturday along eastern slopes will gust to 60 mph, according to the weather service. The strong winds will spread onto the Eastern Plains this afternoon where gusts in some area will hit the 25- to 35-mph range.
Snow showers are expected in the mountains tonight, with light accumulations generally under 2 inches, the weather service said.
In Denver tonight, skies will be partly cloudy and the low temperature will be around 18 degrees, according to the weather service forecast. On Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny over the city and the day will be cooler, with a high temperature of about 38 degrees. On Monday the high temperature rebounds to about 51 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Unseasonably warm, dry weather will start off the week in Denver. Wednesday brings a chance of snow to the mountains, with minimal accumulations expected.