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Denver Weather: High temps near 90 Thursday, rain and snow Friday

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Thursday's weather forecast calls for sunny skies and near-record temperatures in the Mile High City.

The National Weather Service in Boulder predicts the high-temperature Thursday to reach near 90. 

Breezy conditions will persist all day, with southwest winds at 9 to 14 mph expected to become west at 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. 

red flag warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday evening in Denver will be wet and cool, with a 20 percent chance of showers anticipated after midnight.

The skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature of around 41. Expect west winds at 9 to 18 mph to become east to the northeast after midnight.

Gusts may reach as high as 28 mph.

Looking Ahead: Showers, thunderstorms and snow Friday

The weather in Denver Friday will take a turn, with possible showers, thunderstorms and snow.

The weather service predicts a chance of showers Friday morning, followed by more showers and a potential thunderstorm after noon. The high-temperature real reach near 49.

Anticipate east winds at 9 to 11 mph to become north to northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. 

There is a 90% chance of precipitation Friday.

winter storm watch will be in effect from noon May 20 until noon May 21. The weather service predicts nearly 3-10 inches of snow to fall Friday through Saturday in the Denver metro.

More rain showers are expected in Denver before 8 p.m. Friday, followed by more rain and snow showers between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. More snow showers are expected after 4 a.m.

Snow may be heavy at times, with thunder also possible. The low temperature will drop to around 32.

Expect north winds at 7 to 10 mph. There is a 100% chance of precipitation, with a chance of new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

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