DENVER – Warm and windy weather covered Colorado on Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s on the plains and 40s in the mountains. Skies were partly cloudy with gusty winds at times from the southwest.
A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY will begin at 4:30 AM Friday morning and continue through 10 PM Saturday for much colder air, snow and slippery roads - especially during the day Saturday.
Another cold front will bring chilly air and a chance for snow to Colorado starting Friday and continuing into the weekend. Friday will turn colder with highs in the 40s in Denver. The cold front will be dropping into the state from the northeast, so the northeast corner of Colorado will feel the brunt first with some freezing drizzle developing from Fort Morgan to Julesburg Friday morning.
Denver will initially be on the edge of the cold air on Friday, with cities on the north and east side of the metro getting chilly with readings staying in the 30s, while western and southern suburbs will remain the the mid-40s to low 50s.
Snow will be likely Friday night and Saturday as the colder air spills southward across the state. Temperatures will drop to the teens and low 20s by Saturday morning and stay in the 20s to low 30s during the day.
In the Denver area, snow will likely accumulate to 2-4 inches on Saturday, while 4 to 8 inches will be likely in the mountains. Most of the state should get some snow from this cold front as it pushes into New Mexico by Saturday evening.
Sunday will be chilly with some flurries in the mountains. Highs will be in the 30s to low 40s for lower elevations and 30s in the high country.
Monday will be cool, but dry with highs in the 40s on the plains and 30s in the mountains. Another cold front will arrive on Tuesday with a chance for more snow for both the mountains and the metro area.
We really need more snow in and around Denver. So far, we've only seen 13.2" of snow at Denver International Airport and that's less than half of what we see in a normal season. In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 60% of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. We could use a few good snowstorms!
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