DENVER -- If you're not out enjoying this beautiful autumn weather, you better get out and do so Colorado, because snow is heading our way again this week.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our northern mountains and affects areas including Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, and Rocky Mountain National Park. This will last until Monday night and we can expect to see between 10 to 20 inches of snow with localized amounts of up to 24 inches in some areas.
For our central mountains, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Monday morning.
Snow levels will be around 7,500 feet by Monday morning, according to First Alert Weather Meteorologist Stacey Donaldson. Expect 4 to 10 inches of snow with localized amounts of up to 16 inches around Grand and Battlement mesas, and the Gore and Elk mountains from Crested Butte to west of Buena Vista into Eagle, Vail, and south of Rifle.
Sunday will be cooler with rain and snow over the western half of the state, while clouds increase in Denver and over the eastern plains. Our temperatures in Denver will also drop into the low 50s as a cold front passes through.
Monday will be cool with some light mountain snow, and mostly cloudy skies on the plains. A few scattered showers are possible on Monday evening.
Another storm system on Tuesday will bring a chance for some snow for the northern part of the state and a mix of rain and snow for the plains. Tuesday will be colder with highs in the 30s in the mountains and 40s for Denver and the northeast plains.
Light snow is expected to affect Denver starting early Tuesday morning -- it may slow the commute on your way to work -- however, amounts will be light; an inch or less for the Denver metro. Snow will taper off by Tuesday night.
The storm will move out of the area on Wednesday with clearing skies and milder weather for late next week. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s are forecast the rest of the week.