Denver weather: Blue skies, breezy through weekend with possible afternoon rain

Metro Denver residents face a breezy warm morning Friday day under blue skies, with scattered rain showers in the afternoon, possibly shifting to thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Mostly dry weather is expected in Denver Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said. There’s a chance of rain Sunday afternoon. Light wind is expected at speeds around 10 miles per hour, increasing in the afternoon to 18 mph with gusts at up to 28 mph.

The weather service issued a red flag fire warning covering southern Front Range cities and south-central plains through Saturday evening due to wind and dry air. Weather service officials advised residents to avoid outdoor burning and activities that could generate sparks.

The high temperature in Denver will be 78 degrees Friday, decreasing to 73 degrees on Saturday and 72 degrees on Sunday, weather service forecasters said. The night low temperatures through the weekend are expected to be around 43 degrees.

On Colorado’s northeastern plains, severe storms were expected Friday afternoon, bringing large hail, strong winds and possibly an isolated tornado, forecasters said.


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