DENVER (CBS4) –
Our rain and snow from Wednesday is now impacting areas to the east of Colorado, and left behind colder temperatures for us today. After hitting the upper 50s on Wednesday, we dropped to the lower 40s on Thursday. We had a slight breeze, but more wind will whip up overnight into Friday.
Temperatures go up again on Friday to the low 50s ahead of a cold front, and we will be gusty across the Front Range. Winds could reach 30 mph or more in many areas, and they’ll be stronger in the foothills.
Thursday night into Friday, we have more snow heading for Colorado. It’s “orographic” snow being caused by just enough moisture being lifted over the mountains by a northwesterly flow in the atmosphere. Winter Weather Advisories are in place for the central and northwestern mountains from late Thursday evening through Friday evening. Most areas could see 4-8 inches of snow, while the northwest could see 5 to 10 inches.
We’ll be in the 40s on Saturday and 50s on Sunday, with plenty of sunshine.
Looking ahead to Monday, a cold front will arrive sometime in the morning and could possibly bring some snow. Right now it doesn’t look like much. Regardless, Monday should be a chilly day with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s for the metro area.