DENVER — It's a First Alert Action Day! Snow will continue over metro Denver through tonight and temperatures will plummet by early Tuesday. Bundle up and be safe on the roads.
Tonight, expect widespread light to moderate snowfall across the Front Range foothills and over the plains. The commute early Tuesday morning is expected to be icy and slow. Total accumulations will be in the 2-4 inch range for the metro-area, with higher amounts of 4 to 8 inches in the foothills and south across the Palmer Divide.
Snowfall will end by morning, but it will be very cold, with lows in the single digits to around 10 degrees, making for a slick and slow drive. We probably will not see enough snow to cause school closures, but a few delayed starts may be possible.
Sunshine is expected through the day Tuesday, but high temperatures stay cold, only in the low 30s.
Another weak storm looks like it will bring our northern mountains around 1-4 inches of fresh snow Wednesday, with a few flurries to less than an inch of snow for the plains. Highs in Denver will be in the upper 30s.
Thursday and Friday a slow warming trend returns. Temperatures will rebound to near normal for mid-February, with highs in the low to middle 40s and lows in the teens to low 20s.
The weather pattern looks a little snowy again by this weekend. Stay tuned for details on this roller coaster-like forecast.