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Chilly with rain for Monday

Cool, rainy weather ahead for the next few days
Snow Monday, Tuesday
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Posted at 7:26 AM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-09 22:52:47-04

DENVER —Expect rain to continue for the Front Range and the plains Sunday night- into Monday.

Even more rain and snow is expected for Monday and Tuesday with very chilly weather for May. Highs will be in the 40s in Denver - about 20-25 degrees below average.

The northern and central mountains may pick up 6-12 inches of snow Monday and Tuesday. Snow will mix in with the rain in the Denver area, especially for suburbs above 6,000 feet in elevation. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 3pm Monday to 3pm Tuesday for 8"-16" of snow for the foothills and mountains above 7500 feet.

The recent moisture has been a huge benefit for Denver, the Front Range and the eastern plains. At Denver International Airport, the total precipitation since Jan. 1 is over 7.6 inches — the wettest first four months since 1944! We are now more than four inches above normal when it comes to precipitation for this time of year.

The wet weather has put a big dent in the drought conditions over the northeast quarter of Colorado. Western and southern Colorado have not been as fortunate as drought conditions remain quite serious, especially for the northwestern portion of the state.

This next round of wet weather will help ease the drought even more!

Stay tuned for updates on the risk of severe weather.

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