DENVER — Temperatures in Denver reached the upper 50s by midday, before a surge of colder air dropped readings to the freezing mark by evening. A little snow may fall in the pre-dawn hours in the Metro area, with 1 to 3 inches possible over the northeast corner of Colorado.
In the mountains, it will be a different story as heavy snow will accumulate through the morning hours. Winter Storm Warnings and an Avalanche Watch are in effect for the mountains along and west of the Divide. Snowfall will be 8 to 12 inches above 10,000 feet and even a little heavier on southwest facing slopes.
A series of soggy Pacific storm systems will affect Colorado over the next several days. These storms will be racing along in the jet stream flow and will mostly impact the mountains. Snow will diminish on Friday, but pick up again Saturday and pile up to another 6 to 12 inches by early Sunday.
Another storm will move into Colorado on Sunday with several more inches in the mountains and a few inches for Denver and the northeast plains Sunday night and Monday along with colder temperatures.
Tuesday will start out cold with some flurries, followed by clearing for much of the state. Temperatures will stay chilly for Wednesday and more snow is likely by next Thursday.