DENVER - Today will be partly cloudy and a bit drier than the past few days. The upper-level low pressure system continues to slowly spin across the state. It is taking its sweet time, but starting to make a bit more progression towards the east. This means a drier slot of air has pulled in across the backside of this storm.
The eastern half of the state will see slightly drier conditions today. However, scattered light showers are still possible along the Front Range, foothills, and valleys. The plains hold a slight risk for seeing thunderstorms later today and a strong to severe storm can't be ruled out for the later afternoon hours, especially towards the eastern border of the state. Main threat with a developing storm will be the potential for hail as cool air remains aloft.
For the mountains, it remains a different story. The back edge of this storm brings snow to areas of the high country through the day today and tonight.
This evening a surge of energy will dip down into the state from the north. Moisture will increase and temperatures will take another slight dip with this disturbance. By tomorrow, look for more snowfall. The southern half of the metro area, down towards the Palmer Divide, will have the best chance of seeing snowfall.
Mostly cloudy and cool conditions will persist through Sunday afternoon. Highs in the metro area will only warm into the upper 40s.
By Monday, the upper level storm system will be moving well to the east of Colorado and we will begin to dry out and warm up. It will still be pretty cool Monday, with 40s in the mountains and 50s on the plains. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mild, dry and pleasant as highs return to the 60s to low 70s at lower elevations, 50s in the high country.
A new storm system will begin to move into Colorado late next week. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Thursday afternoon and next Friday will be cool and stormy.