DENVER - Yesterday couldn't have been more perfect! We hit a high of 73 degrees on Sunday in Denver, with highs in the 40s and 50s in the mountains.
We will see more clouds today, but temperatures will stay on the high side. Look for highs near 70 degrees in the metro area, with upper 60s to low 70s on the eastern plains. Tomorrow? A totally different story.
Another storm is heading our way. Looks for increasing clouds in the mountains today ahead of this storm, with highs primarily in the 40s 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 move into the Great Basin tomorrow and should bring rain and snow to the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City by late in the day. Ahead of the storm, we will be dry, but there will be an increase in clouds and winds during the afternoon.
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 6-12 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. 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.