DENVER - Cool and quiet weather will hold across Colorado tonight, with just a few light snow showers in the mountains. Lows will be in the single digits and teens over the highs country and in the teens to low 20s on the plains. Most of Saturday will be dry and pleasant as well, with an increase in high clouds.
By Sunday a big change will occur in the weather pattern. A strong blast of jet stream winds will come roaring in from the Pacific and big plenty of snow to the mountains of Colorado through Monday. Enough moisture will be associated with this system, that we will see snowfall of 1 to 2 feet in the northern and central mountains, and a chance for a rain/snow mix in the lower elevations as well.
Those strong winds aloft will bring the snowfall for the mountains by Sunday night and Monday, but they will be down-sloping winds for the plains, so little moisture is expected east of the mountains. Just some scattered snow showers are expected for the Denver area on Monday.
The storm will let up a bit on Tuesday, with lighter snowfall in the mountains and partly cloudy skies for Denver and the eastern plains.
There is a chance for another storm system to hit late on Wednesday and for Christmas Day. Right now, that system appears that it will bring more heavy snow to the mountains, but only a little snow to eastern Colorado. We will keep an eye on that one though, as it still holds some promise of tracking in a manner that would bring a little more Christmas snow to Denver!
We are optimistically keeping our hopes up for a white Christmas! Denver does not actually have snow fall on Christmas Day very often. Click here to read more about our chances.