A red flag warning for Thursday comes just before another chance of snow early Friday morning, forecasters said.

Because of dry conditions and wind gusts up to 45 mph, the red flag warning south of Interstate 70 and east of Interstate 25 will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Boulder said.

It will be mostly sunny in Denver Thursday, with a high temperature of about 67 degrees, the NWS said.

Then as suddenly as the fire warning came and went, rain and snow will appear in the Denver metro area, according to weather forecasters.

Beginning at around 3 a.m. Friday, there is a slight chance of rain showers before a snow and rain mix starting at 5 a.m. At about 10 a.m. it will be back to only rain, the NWS said. The high temperature will be about 47 degrees Friday.

The chance for rain will increase to 70%. A mix of rain and snow is expected between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and then just snow after 11 p.m., forecasters said. The low temperature will be about 27 degrees overnight.

The chance for snow increases to 80% at night. New snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible, the weather service said.

A warm up begins on the weekend under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures of 52 degrees on Saturday and 57 on Sunday.

There’s a slight chance of afternoon rain on Monday when the high temperature will once again be 57 degrees.

Heading towards the middle of next week temperatures will be mild with highs of 64 degrees on Tuesday and 66 on Wednesday, the NWS said.