Denver weather: Snow possible on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Partly sunny skies and a high near 50 are in the forecast for Denver on Sunday before likely snowfall on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Forecasters are calling for northeast winds in the 5 mph to 9 mph range Sunday morning, with more clouds rolling in at night and temperatures falling to a low of 28.

There’s a 20% chance of snow after 4 a.m. Monday, growing to a 30% chance after 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The high Monday is expected to reach near 42 under mostly sunny skies, with winds as high as 17 mph.

Less than half an inch of snow is expected during the day.

Monday night, weather service forecasters say snow is likely, mainly before 11 p.m. The low will fall to about 23, and there’s a 60% chance of precipitation with 1 to 2 inches of snow possible, they say.

Tuesday is expected to be a colder day, with a high of 36, before temperatures return to the 40s and 50s through the end of the week. There’s no more snow in the forecast until a slight chance on Friday night.

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