DENVER — Highs were only in the 30s Wednesdays afternoon with snow flurries for the Denver area. Tonight temperatures will drop below freezing, so a Freeze Warning has been issued for the entire Front Range and eastern plains until tomorrow morning as readings dip to the upper 20s.
The best advice for your sprinkler system is to turn off the water feed to the system and cover the exposed pipes on the side of the house with an old blanket. The ground is warm enough to keep the underground pipes from being damaged, but covering the exposed pipes is a good idea. With the recent rain, it is okay to shut down your system and have it professionally winterized.
Another storm system will push into Colorado overnight and Thursday and will bring more snow to the central and northern mountains. A Snow Advisory is in effect for the mountains through Thursday afternoon with another 4 to 8 inches of snow likely along and north of I-70.
Afternoon highs will be slightly warmer Thursday, but we still have chances for light rain and snow in the afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will moderate for the end of the week. Expect highs around 60 degrees on Friday with sunny skies for Denver.
A new storm will move into the central Rockies for the weekend. Rain will develop Saturday afternoon in Denver with highs in the low 50s. Sunday will be colder with snow likely and highs in the low to mid-30s.
Snow will be likely in the northern and central mountains this weekend with 4 to 8 inches possible above 10,000 feet.
Early next week will be warmer and drier again statewide.
Be sure to download the STORM SHIELD APP to help keep you ahead of any stormy weather!