Cooler weather for Easter weekend

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DENVER —  A slight cool-down will arrive by the weekend from a mostly dry cold front that will arrive Saturday morning.

Saturday will have a cooler breeze with highs in the middle 60s. This will be the coolest day of the weekend.

Easter sunrise temperatures will be in the upper 30s, with midday and afternoon temperatures nearing 70 with some passing clouds.

In the meantime, it will be quite warm again Friday as temperatures hit the middle and upper 70s.

The wind will increase throughout the day – particularly on the Palmer Divide – leading to a greater concern for fire conditions in that area. A red flag warning has been posted for areas surrounding Castle Rock to Burlington.

There’s a slight chance of a thundershower over the northern Front Range, including Denver. The better chance will be on the far eastern Plains.

Rain chances will remain low until early next week. A series of systems will begin to move through the region and these will bring periodic showers and thunderstorms from midweek through the following weekend.