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Mild temperatures in

the 40s are expected through the first part of the week before a storm brings snow to the Denver metro area by Thursday.

"We have some nice days ahead," said Chad Gimmestad, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The high temperature for Monday is expected to reach 45 along the Front Range, with a light wind of 5 mph.

The highs Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to reach 50 and 46 degrees respectively. The lows will be in the 20s through Wednesday, Gimmestad said.

On Thursday a weak storm system could bring snow flurries to the Denver metro area, he said. It will continue to snow through Friday.

The high temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expected to be in the 30s and the lows will be in the teens, Gimmestad said.

Amy Krosky keeps a close eye on her daughter Maya Krosky 3-years-old as she rides her bike January 5, 2012 at Washington Park.
Amy Krosky keeps a close eye on her daughter Maya Krosky 3-years-old as she rides her bike January 5, 2012 at Washington Park. (John Leyba, The Denver Post File)

Light snow is expected in the mountains beginning on Tuesday. It will continue to snow through the rest of the week in the high country, Gimmestad said.

Kirk Mitchell: 303-954-1206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or @kirkmitchell or denverpost.com/coldcases



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