Denver weather: New record for latest first snowfall amid above-average warmth

Denver has had chances for snow and certainly dips below freezing this season, but no flakes have accumulated. The Mile High City has set the record for the latest first measurable snowfall in 2021, beating out the previous mark of Nov. 21, set in 1934. While Denver is more than a month behind its average first snow, there could be some white stuff soon.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will run a high way above-average on Monday. Under sunny skies, the Mile High City will top 67 degrees to start the week. Across the Front Range, it will be warm and very dry, leading to increased fire danger. The low will be 35 degrees.

Tuesday will be more of the same but with wind. Gusts near 25 mph downtown will headline a 66-degree day with mostly sunny skies. There will be a 10% chance of rain after 5 a.m. with a low of 34 degrees. Before the chance for rain, strong winds and, again, low humidity will cause critical fire conditions.

Light snow showers will hit the hills on Wednesday, bringing a shortwave of cool air into the area. There will be a 20% chance of snow downtown. The day should be mostly cloudy, with a high of 44 degrees. The chance of snow lasts until midnight.

The chilly temps won’t last long as the warmth will begin to return Thursday afternoon, bringing above-average temperatures through Thanksgiving weekend.

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