Overall mild temps for Thornton’s weekend but with wind and a chance for precipitation

Spring-like temperatures certainly sound like a great way to kick off the month of March. However, winds and elevated fire danger are going to dampen the enthusiasm.

Friday looks to be the most pleasant day, relatively speaking. We will see highs in the mid-60s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be breezy throughout the day. Tonight, winds ease and skies will be mostly clear. Overnight lows will dip to the mid-30s.

Saturday looks to be the warmest day of the period – but also the windiest. Sunny to mostly sunny skies will be above with highs in the mid-60s. Wind speeds will ramp up, particularly in the afternoon, when gusts could hit 40+ mph. The fire danger will be increasing and it would not be surprising to see a Red Flag Warning issued. Saturday night, cloud cover will increase as a front approaches. Lows will dip to the mid-30s and there is a slight chance to see some rain / snow after midnight.

Sunday, some snow will be possible in the morning. Accumulations look to be minimal, if at all, but there is an outside chance we see a more powerful band move through like we did earlier this week. The afternoon brings just a slight chance for a rain shower. Highs will reach the low to mid-50s under partly clear skies.

Have a great weekend!