DENVER - Such a day. Monday's high of 71 was close to the Denver record of 73 from 1982. However, very unusual none-the-less. Imagine, what you felt is most typical in early May.
There's extreme weather of a different variety elsewhere in the country though. Mother Nature loves to balance things out; so it may be calm over the Rockies, but the northeast is prepared for a potentially historic snow storm.
Those from New York City to Boston will see one to three feet of snow through Tuesday. As if the snow amount wasn't enough, they'll be getting hit with winds of over 35mph too. The combination makes this Nor'easter a blizzard that could challenge record snowfall amounts for many in New England.
The weather so extreme there, and yet Colorado remains so quiet. While you are asleep temperatures will hover in the 30s, but expect a very quick warm-up once again Tuesday.
Tuesday won't beat the record high of 76 from 1888, but it will bring many of us back to the upper 60s and lower 70s. Keep in mind this is way ahead of the average high of 44.
Starting Wednesday, though, the weather pattern will become less extreme and more normalized. The wind will kick-up and we will see the clouds begin to increase along with a drop in temperatures. Not dramatic, but down about 10 to 15 degrees.
Thursday and Friday will continue to cool with a chance for rain and snow statewide. For Denver, 40s are looking most likely with an increasing chance of rain/snow from Thursday through Friday into early Saturday, before the system clears. For the mountains, this will bring 20s and 30s, with a rain and snow chance. Let's hope it's snow and not rain as we do not need to add to the ice layer on our slopes.