DENVER (KDVR) — Denver weather will see rising temperatures through the weekend, but strong wind gusts across the state begin Thursday evening and a storm system will also bring snow to the mountains.

Weather tonight: Cold night before warmup

It will be dry and mostly clear Wednesday night around metro Denver and across the state with some high cloudiness along the Front Range.

Lows around the metro will be 20-25 degrees and it will be another frigid night in the mountains with temperatures in the single digits.

Weather tomorrow: High wind moves in

Thursday will be significantly warmer with downsloping winds and highs nearing 60 in Denver. Skies will be mostly clear except for some high cloudiness in the afternoon. The mountains stay dry most of the day with valley highs in the 30s. Snow hits the Western Slope Thursday night.

A high wind watch has been issued for the mountains starting Thursday evening and for the Front Range starting Thursday night.

Looking ahead: High wind, mountain snow

A fast-moving storm system pushes through Wyoming bringing snow to Colorado’s mountains on Friday. The snowfall will mainly be in the central and northern mountains with 3-8 inches of accumulation possible.

In Denver, strong wind gusts develop early Friday morning and again in the afternoon. The metro and across the Interstate 25 corridor are expected to get 25-50 mph gusts.

The strong wind could blow a few snow showers off the mountains and into Fort Collins.

Gusts up to 55 mph are possible for the Palmer Divide, with snow in the mountains ending late Friday.

Forecast wind gusts on Friday (12/2).

It’ll be mostly dry in Denver while the mountains could see a few snow showers on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast total snow (inches) on Friday (12/2).

A new storm system hits the mountains on Monday with wind and 2-6 inches of snow accumulation. Chances are low for Denver to see any precipitation.