By Ed Greene
DENVER (CBS4) – Wednesday was the nineteenth consecutive day with above normal temperatures in the Denver metro area. That string ends tomorrow! A winter storm that will basically pass to the north of Colorado will still leave some snow in the high country, maybe rain or snow showers in the metro area…but what we will remember form this weather change is the tremendous drop in temperature: Tuesday we saw the 70s with that record high of 73; Wednesday brought a cooler high of 57 – that was still 9 degrees above normal. For Thursday, we may be hard-pressed to reach the 40 degree mark…and by Friday we might not climb out of the 20s! Along with those much colder temperatures we could see some rain and snow showers, but unfortunately not much will fall.
All the mountain areas will see some snow, but the heaviest will fall over the northwest mountains where a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted until Friday morning for up to a foot of new snow.
As we head into through the weekend, partly sunny skies return but we will be slow to warm: look for a high in the upper 30s on Saturday, lower 40s by Sunday. Monday will see high temperatures climb back above normal once again with a high into the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.