DENVER — A moist Pacific storm system brought a wide range of weather to Colorado on Friday. The storm dropped wet, heavy snow over the mountains and brought rain and thunder to Denver and the eastern plains. There was even a brief tornado touchdown shortly after 6 PM north of Greeley! A weak tornado developed near Eaton and Galeton. It only lasted about 10 minutes and did no significant damage.
As the storm system spins to the east of Colorado, the eastern plains will continue to be impacted by pockets of rain, snow and wind through the afternoon.
Saturday will be a partly to mostly cloudy day with scattered snow showers in the mountains and a slight chance for rain showers over the plains. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the mountains and in the 50s for lower elevations.
Another minor storm system will move over Colorado on Sunday with snow showers for the mountains and scattered afternoon thunderstorms for Denver and the eastern plains. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the mountains and 50s for the plains.
By Monday, warmer and drier weather will return to Colorado. Highs will bounce back to the middle 60s in Denver with 40s to low 50s in the mountains. Tuesday and Wednesday will be even warmer with highs soaring into the 70s over eastern Colorado!