WEDNESDAY: Wind is the weather word. Temps will warm quickly and then fall in the afternoon as a front moves through the area. Gusts to 45 mph are expected over the eastern plains with some higher gusts over and near the mountains.
TONIGHT: It'll still be windy for some areas early on and over the high country that means some snow will still be blowing around over the major passes. With time though the wind will pull back and we'll be cold under a clear sky. Most areas drop into the teens and 20s.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny with much lighter wind and highs in the 40s to lower 50s.
EXTENDED: A sharp warm up is on tap for Friday along with some high clouds. Colder air from the north moves in over the weekend, especially for areas east of the mountains, but even then we'll only drop to around seasonal averages. There is a little system that will move overhead late Saturday, bringing some light snow to the ski resorts and it's starting to look like a few for other areas too.
While a couple systems will move through the state for Christmas Eve and Christmas keeping a little light snow going for the ski resorts, areas east of the mountains are likely to be dry as it appears now. If the path of these waves change, our forecast could change....we'll let you know!