Warmer temperatures reaching the mid-60s by Tuesday will soon be forgotten after a storm system drops rain and then snow in the middle of the week, according to forecasters.
The high temperatures in the first part of the week will be around 54 on Monday and 64 on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
Scattered snow will fall in the Colorado’s high country on Monday.
A northeasterly storm system will bring rain Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday it could start snowing, the NWS says.
A significant storm could drop between 10 to 15 inches of new snow in the mountains Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Natalie Sullivan, a meteorologist for the NWS.
The storm could drop between 3 and 5 inches of snow in downtown Denver and up to 6 inches at Denver International Airport, Sullivan said.
Gusting winds up to 41 mph could blow the snow onto roads and highways creating a treacherous afternoon commute, according to the NWS. The chance for precipitation is 80 percent. The high temperature will be around 39 degrees.
Snow will likely continue to fall late into Wednesday night.
Today scattered snow over the high country & isolated rain showers on the plains. Tues evening – Wed very strong wind & widespread snow to northeast CO. #cowx pic.twitter.com/o3JqxUKZ85
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 11, 2019
The morning commute on Thursday will be tricky under breezy conditions. Blowing snow will be a problem through most of the morning, the NWS says. The high temperature will be around 33 degrees.
Temperatures will slowly rebound into the lower-to-upper 40s under sunny skies Friday through the weekend, the NWS says.
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