Two Cold Fronts Mean Roller Coaster Temps

By Lauren Whitney
DENVER (CBS4)

Another beautiful, but dry day in Colorado. We could really use some snow and rain around here, both Vail and Eldora ski resorts are both pushing back their opening days thanks to lack of snow and warm temperatures.

Two cold fronts impact us this week, the first heads through Colorado Tuesday evening. This will knock our temperatures down to the 50s on Wednesday. It’s a dry front, so we won’t be seeing any precipitation from this.

 

Temperatures will recover from the front within 24 hours and on Thursday we’ll be back in the lower 70s. The record high for Thursday (November 16) is 77° set in 1941 and that record seems very safe, our temperatures will be close to where we were on Monday.

Then another cold front will pass over Colorado Thursday night bringing snow to the mountains. Most of the snow will be west of the Centennial Divide where up to a foot will be possible in the Aspen and Vail areas. Other mountain areas could see around 8 inches of snow.

Farther east the Front Range mountains will see very limited accumulation and the I-25 urban corridor will likely see nothing more than an isolated rain shower Friday afternoon. We will also see cooler temperatures with highs back in the low 50s.

For the weekend, it will be sunny and dry statewide with cool temperatures on Saturday followed by something warmer (closer to 60°) on Sunday.

5day Two Cold Fronts Mean Roller Coaster Temps

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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