20s today, but 50s next week!

2 to 4 inches of accumulation in Denver

DENVER - Light snow will continue for the next couple of hours, with an additional .5" to 1" in some locations.  We'll see clearing skies by mid-morning.  Total accumulation will be in the 2 to 4 inch range in Denver, with 3 to 6 inches closer to the foothills. 

The mountains have been getting hammered with snow since Saturday and continue to get a combination of wind and moderate to heavy snow.  Many of the ski areas have reported 2-3 feet of snow in the past four days. Another 4-8 inches has fallen overnight, especially west of the Continental Divide.

Avalanche danger in the mountains remains high with the mix of wind and new snow. Here is a look at  the high country weather alerts active now. Some road closures have been reported by CDOT due to slides, and the avalanche risk. 

Temperatures will stay cold with highs in the teens and 20s on Wednesday, but the cold air will begin to move off to the east of the state by Thursday.

Thursday and Friday will be dry, with temperatures warming back into the 30s and 40s. By the weekend highs will rebound back into the mid 40s.  Early next week, we will get a nice thaw as dry weather is expected and temperatures will climb back into the 50s!

The long range forecast calls for the mild weather to continue into the middle of next week.  The highs may climb to around 60 degrees by next Tuesday.

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