Temperatures dropped rapidly Wednesday evening as strong northerly winds whipped across Denver and the Front Range, according to the Colorado weather forecast.
Wind gusts from 20 to 45 mph were common as the cold front came in but the winds will be calming down by dawn Thursday.
Cool air will flirt with freezing early Thursday and Friday mornings so tender plants may need covering or extra care. Both weekend mornings will be at or below freezing so disconnecting hoses and draining sprinklers may be a good idea.
As the next batch of cold air moves in Friday some very light snow is possible overnight Friday into the early hours Saturday. Very little, if any accumulation is expected.
Even when the snow ends Saturday skies are forecast to stay cloudy with cool conditions continuing. After a cold start Sunday morning, sunny skies will push temperatures up to near 60 degrees.
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