DENVER - Today is shaping up to be a pretty close repeat to Sunday with just a few differences. We're seeing more clouds today ahead of our next cold front and slightly cooler temperatures.
By 11 a.m. we were already at 65 degrees in Denver and will continue to climb to 70 this afternoon. Sunday we hit a high of 73 degrees -- great taste of spring.
Tomorrow? A totally different story.
Another storm is heading our way. Look for increasing clouds in the mountains today ahead of this storm, with highs primarily in the 40s and 50s for our central mountain towns.
That storm is now making landfall in California, bringing welcome rain and snow to the central and northern parts of that drought plagued state. Moderate to heavy rain is hitting north of San Francisco, with heavy snow coming down over the Sierras.
The storm will plow into Colorado Monday night and bring heavy snow to the mountains through Tuesday. Winter Weather Advisories have been hoisted for the Central and Northern Mountains for late Monday through Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall should be in the 5-10 inch range, with perhaps a little less in the San Juans.
Denver and the eastern plains will see much colder weather and rain changing quickly to snow by early Tuesday. Highs will only be around 40 degrees and snowfall will be around 1-3 inches on Tuesday. We'll reach the high temperature in the early morning hours and drop throughout the day with afternoon temps in the 30s.
The road surfaces will be warm, so much of the snow will melt on the highways, but western and southern parts of the metro area may get slushy.
This will be a fast mover once again, so the snow will end by Tuesday evening, followed by clearing skies. Wednesday will still be a bit cool, but temperatures should bounce back to the 60s by Thursday and Friday.