Mostly sunny skies will spark warming trend by Tuesday.

Mostly sunny skies will spark warming trend by Tuesday.

Denver weather will be mostly sunny on Saturday as strong winds roar by the mountains and foothills where avalanche concerns are heightened by recent snowfall.

Denver’s high temperature on Saturday will hit around 44 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Extremely strong westerly winds, in the 30- to 50-mph range, are expected in the mountains and foothills on Saturday, with some areas seeing gusts up to 85 mph, the weather service said. Blowing snow in the mountains will rule to reduced visibility at times in some areas, making it difficult for travel.

Strong winds will continue over the Front Range mountains and foothills today, with lighter winds on the plains. After cold morning wind chills, temperatures this afternoon will be near normal for December.#cowx

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) December 11, 2021

Recent heavy snowfall in the mountains has heightened avalanche concerns and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has posted a “special avalanche advisory” by the weekend for extensive areas including Steamboat, Flat Tops, Vail and Summit counties, Sawatch, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa, San Juans and the Front Range. The advisory runs by 6 p.m. Sunday.

“Avalanche conditions are unusually dangerous,” the CAIC said. Concerns are pushed by a “very ineffective snowpack with new snow and strong winds.” People in the mountain backcountry are urged to be careful and to carefully consider mountain terrains during as a hobby pursuits.

On Sunday and Monday in Denver, skies will be mostly sunny as the high temperature climbs to just under 60 degrees, the weather service said.

Winds will be lighter on Sunday in most forecast areas, although higher Front Range elevations could nevertheless experience strong gusts. The early part of the coming week will be dry with mild temperatures.


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