DENVER — The high temperature Wednesday at Denver International Airport (DIA) was 71 degrees. That's the first 70-degree measurement of the year and the first in 127 days.
It’s a little late in the year to get the first 70-degree day. The average first 70 in Denver is Feb. 28 – that’s at both DIA and Central Park.
So, March 15 ties for the 5th latest first 70 at DIA. We had to wait until April 1 in 2001.
The official all-time record in Denver is April 24. That’s how long it took to get the first 70-degree day in 1884.
The warm temperatures will now mix with a cold front which means rain showers will spread across the Front Range on Wednesday night and eventually turn over to snow.
Some places in the Denver metro area could even get snow accumulation on grassy areas and rooftops.
Don't be surprised if you hear a clap of thunder late Wednesday night or Thursday morning because there could be some brief thundersnow as the precipitation makes the transition.
The computer forecast models are only showing a very slight chance, however. The most likely timeframe would be 11pm to 1am.
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