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.
A 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.
A 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.