DENVER — On Monday, the first day of winter - temperatures soared into the upper 50s to low 60s in the Denver area.
Tonight will be mostly clear across Colorado with rather comfortable temperatures for early winter - lows will be in the 30s for the Denver area, 20s to the north around Greeley and in the upper teens to low 20s in the mountains.
Temperatures will be well above average again on Tuesday with highs in the upper 50s for Denver and 40s in the mountains. Skies will start mostly clear, but clouds will increase during the day ahead of our next front, moving in from the northwest.
The cold front will race across Colorado Tuesday night and should bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the mountains, but only flurries for Denver and the eastern plains.
Windy and colder weather is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday. Highs will stay in the low to mid-30s in the Denver area with teens to low 20s in the mountains, along with lingering snow showers.
Christmas Eve Day should be dry with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Skies will be clear overnight - great visibility for Santa Claus!
Christmas Day will be "merry and bright", but the only place that will be truly white will be in the mountains. Denver and the eastern plains will just have patches of leftover snow on the ground. Highs will be in the 50s.
Saturday will be dry and mild with highs in the upper 50s for the Denver area.
Sunday will stay dry, but turn a little cooler. Next week should become a more stormy time with a better chance for snow across Colorado heading into the start of the new year.