Sunshine Photo Credit: DieterMeyrl (iStock).

Photo Credit: DieterMeyrl (iStock).

Coloradans should be feeling pretty lucky right now, with lots of solar radiation – also known as sunlight – set to blast the state this weekend.

Most of Colorado will likely be abnormally warm on Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit expected in much of the state's mountainous terrain and temperatures in the 70s expected along the Front Range. Temperatures in the Pueblo area are even expected to reach into the 80s, with a high of 84 on Sunday, along with temperatures in the 80s on the Western Slope. It's also worth noting that the chance of precipitation statewide is quite low.

According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, there's a chance for more snow come April 6, so make sure to enjoy these sunny days while they last.

It might be April Fools Day, but this forecast is legit. The only joke here is referring to sunshine by a name you probably don't see too often – solar radiation.

Sunlight is a visible portion of the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun, which is then scattered and filtered by the atmosphere of the planet. If solar radiation in this form isn't blocked by clouds, it is experienced as light and heat.

It's no secret that the sunlight can be powerful in Colorado. When adventuring outside, always make sure to bring your sunblock along and don't forget to reapply throughout a long day. 

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.


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