A cold front is pushing across northeastern Colorado Thursday with cloudy skies, patchy drizzle and sharply colder weather.
Thursday is going to be partly sunny with a high of just 46 degrees, the National Weather Service in Boulder said. The low will drop to 22 degrees, bringing a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 9 p.m. tonight and 3 a.m. Friday. The chance for precipitation is 30% but little to no accumulation is expected.
Residents of the Lyons Park Estates have been ordered to evacuate their homes because of the CalWood fire and a Red Flag Warning for critical fire conditions.
If you are a warm weather lover, you better savor Wednesday and Thursday. A significant pattern change is set to get underway beginning Thursday night as the first of two cold fronts arrive in Colorado.
Firefighters battling the CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires in Boulder County made “progress” on Monday with aircraft fire retardant drops made on the northside of Calwood and helicopter water drops made in the interior of Lefthand.
Smoke from area wildfires will continue to be a factor later Tuesday afternoon. according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. However, winds are expected to be calm in the Denver metro area with speeds up to 8 mph. Otherwise, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 72 degrees.
Lorri Provow had just loaded her pets into the car on Saturday and was leaving her Masonville area home when she saw a frightening sight, a swirling column of smoke — a “smokenado.”
Lighter winds and higher humidity on Sunday helped firefighters battling the Cameron Peak fire but dry weather and stronger winds are expected on Monday afternoon.
Warmer weather is returning to the Denver metro area on Monday.