Denver weather: Winds die down, cooler temperatures move in Thursday

Denver in December should be chilly, and we’re finally really about to get some cold nights, but daytime temperatures will remain above average.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, wind gusts could be a factor again Thursday, gusting up to 65 mph in and near the foothills. Denver will hit 50 degrees under the sun, with winds picking up to 17 mph. The return of the winds and low humidity means elevated fire danger in areas Thursday.

Snow will fall in the northern mountains later Thursday afternoon, with up to eight inches possible for Jackson and Grand counties while only an inch may fall closer to Denver. Temperatures will dip to 23 degrees overnight in the city.

Friday will be 43 degrees under the sun with winds of 20 mph. The low will fall to 17 degrees.

Saturday’s high will be 46 degrees under sunshine. Sunday should be 10 degrees warmer.

The warmer and drier pattern the begins Sunday will last into next week, increasing fire danger.

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