A weather system is now moving across Colorado, bringing snow to the mountains throughout the day Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Monday for the northern and central mountains, where 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected.
The metro area woke up to mainly cloudy skies and a few light snow showers. Temperatures hovered near freezing on Monday morning, with not much of a warm-up during the afternoon hours. Look for highs near 40 in Denver and the surrounding communities.
Northwesterly winds and a lack of low-level moisture will limit the chances for snow in the city, although a few foothills flurries are possible. The strong mid-level winds will push clouds across the Front Range for most of the day.
As we move into the middle of the week, the forecast is for high pressure to dominate Colorado's weather. This dry and warm pattern will stick with the state through Friday. Temperatures will moderate from the 40s on Monday, to near 60 by Friday. Fair weather is expected for Thanksgiving Day and the big shopping day on Friday.
Most of the active weather will be passing to the north, following the jet stream pattern. By next weekend, the area will see slightly cooler temperatures, but the overall weather pattern will remain dry.
If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, you can get a custom forecast for your route from the 24/7 Weather Interns and meteorology students! We will have students from Metro State College and UNC available to give you accurate and custom travel forecasts on Monday and Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Just call us at 303.832.2557!
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