Cool start to week, -50 wind chills on the way


The Denver area will begin the workweek in the mid-40s on Monday, the first of three cool-but-mild days before temperatures plummet into subzero territory Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service is calling for a high near 45 on Monday under mostly sunny skies, with winds in the 6 mph to 13 mph range and gusts as high as 23 mph. The low is expected to drop to around 18 on Monday night.

Tuesday should see partly sunny skies in Denver with a high near 44.

The forecast on Wednesday calls for a high of 41, but a 30% chance for snow after 11 a.m. as temperatures begin to fall.

Wednesday night, the National Weather Service says the likelihood of snow falling in Denver will increase to 80% and temperatures should fall more than 50 degrees from the day’s high to a low of -12.

The weather service has a Wind Child Watch in place from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Friday, warning that dangerously cold winds could bring wind chills as low as -20 to -50 in Denver and across large swaths of central, east central, north central and northeast Colorado.


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