DENVER — Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for the mountains north of I-70 through Saturday night. Snowfall may exceed two feet in the mountains over the next 60 hours as a series of storm systems pour in from the West Coast.
For Denver and the eastern plains, the weather will stay fairly mild through Friday, with early morning readings around freezing and lunchtime temperatures in the mid-40s to low 50s. Colder air will move into the Denver area in the afternoon and some light rain and snow showers will develop by evening.
More very heavy snow is expected for all of the Colorado mountains Friday night and Saturday, with another 8 to 12 inches likely. Only light snow is expected for the Denver area through Saturday morning, but there could be a few slick roads as temperatures fall to around 20 degrees.
Denver and the eastern plains will be colder Saturday with snow increasing in the afternoon and becoming moderate to heavy Saturday night. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for much of the I-25 Corridor from Denver to southern Wyoming for Saturday and Saturday night. Highs will only reach the upper 20s to low 30s.
Much colder weather will cover Colorado on Sunday as the snow diminishes. Total snowfall for the Denver area should be in the 4 to 8 inch range by early Sunday. Temperatures will tumble to the single digits early Sunday, with highs only in the teens.
Cold conditions will continue into early next week with lows falling to near zero in Denver early Monday. The stormy weather will move out and skies will return to sunny or partly cloudy. Highs on Monday will be in the 20s to low 30s.
A moderation in temperatures will return next week with highs in the 40s by Wednesday, low 50s on Thursday.