A full day of events highlights Thornton’s annual WinterFest on Saturday and the weather should cooperate for the most part. It will be a bit cool and windy but there is nothing weather-wise to keep everyone from coming out to this great event.
The outdoor activities start at 9:00 with a community walk around the multipurpose fields (108th & Colorado Blvd). Temperatures will be right around the freezing mark at the start with northwest winds at 5 mph creating a wind chill of 28 degrees. It will be chilly but certainly tolerable.
WinterFest gets started in earnest at 10:00 with a full slate of events. By then the mercury will have climbed to 35 degrees with light winds of 7 mph. Skies overhead will be partly cloudy today but there should at least be intermittent sun to help warm things up.
As the day progresses the thermometer will rise but the winds will also be picking up. The high today will hit 41 degrees by about 1:00pm and hold steady there through 4:00pm when the sun starts to go down. Winds will gradually increase through the morning peaking by 2:00pm at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to 25 mph. After that they should start to die down and by 7:00pm they will be mostly calm.
Fireworks will close out today’s events at 8:30pm and the weather will be chilly but otherwise it should be a great display. Temperatures by then will be down to 30 degrees but the winds will be calm.
The City of Thornton has plenty of activities for the whole family today. From the community walk to Santa’s village, ice skating, food and a concert from the Thornton Community Band. Be sure to come out and join your Thornton neighbors!