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Snow in the Colorado mountains, but highs in the 50s and 60s near Denver

Warmer on Wednesday, then another chance for snow
Posted at 5:20 AM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 20:04:49-05

DENVER - Temperatures will climb nicely over the next few days and there will be plenty of melting!  Tuesday afternoon highs reached the upper 50s across the Denver Metro Area. 

Tonight will be mostly clear on the plains with lows in the 20s to low 30s. A few snow showers will fall in the mountains with low temperatures in the teens to mid-20s.

Wednesday, we will warm closer to 60 degrees for Valentine's Day! Skies will be mostly sunny on the plains, while snow-showers will continue in the mountains, with temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

There will be some heavier snow in the mountains Wednesday night and Thursday as a fast moving cold front sweeps across Colorado.  Four to eight inches of snow can be expected in the mountains.  In Denver and across the eastern plains, there will be a chance for flurries with highs in the 40s. 

Friday and Saturday will be dry and milder with highs in the 50s for lower elevations and 40s in the mountains.

A new storm will begin to move into the state next Sunday and Monday.  The track of this storm is not certain this far in advance, but it does show some promise of being a pretty good snow-maker!

SNOW UPDATE: So far, we've only seen 15.4" of snow at Denver International Airport and that is about half normal at this point in the season.  In fact, we would need about 20 inches of snow before the end of February to hit our normals for the season. 

In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 65% of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. The recent storm is helping, but we could use several more good snowstorms!

Stay with the Denver7 weather team for the latest updates on the storm and current weather conditions.