DENVER (KDVR) — After a long stretch of below-freezing temperatures, Denver’s weather is finally starting to warm up and just in time for the weekend. The Pinpoint Weather team is forecasting highs to reach the 50s across metro Denver.

Weather today: Mild start to the weekend

It was fairly quiet across Colorado Saturday but winds will be strong for the southeast corner through the weekend. The rest of the state will be gusty around 10 – 30 mph.

The mountains got a break from the snow in most locations.

Along the Front Range and in Denver, there were some afternoon clouds. Temperatures stayed warm into the 50s but were colder to the north and east of downtown.

Weather tomorrow: Mountain snow, Denver shower

The storm system dumping heavy snow and rain over California is heading to the Four Corners on Sunday. It will be mild with highs climbing into the 50s, but clouds will quickly increase in the afternoon and turn windy as that storm system accelerates to the east. 

A few light rain showers are possible Sunday afternoon and early evening. The mountains, including the Interstate 70 corridor, could pick up a quick couple of inches of accumulation through Sunday evening.  

Gusty winds are likely in the foothills where gusts may hit 50-80 mph. Southeast Colorado can expect blowing dust Sunday afternoon with wind gusts of 50-60 mph possible with a high wind warning in effect.

Looking ahead: More wind and midweek storm

Monday and Tuesday will be slightly cooler but still pleasant for late February with highs around 50 ahead of our next storm system.  Snow showers will be possible on both days in the mountains, especially on Tuesday. 

It looks like the Denver metro will keep the Wednesday snow streak going this week. Light snow showers are possible Wednesday and early Thursday then a ridge of high pressure building in next weekend.  

The storm does not appear to have much moisture. It is not expected to be cold and looks to be too far south to have much of an impact on Denver. But it is the start of March, which is Denver’s snowiest month, so it will need to be watched.