DENVER (CBS4) – A storm will continue moving away from Colorado this afternoon leaving behind high avalanche danger in the mountains and some gusty winds from the north on the eastern plains.

As skies clear out tonight and the wind settles down a bit we’ll see our temperatures fall like a rock. The fresh snowpack will aid in the cooling. Lows tonight will fall below zero in the mountains with single digits and teens above zero elsewhere.

Wednesday and Thursday will be quiet around the state thanks to influence from a ridge of higher pressure that is building into California. Both days will feature mostly sunny skies and high temperatures close to normal for this time of year.

By Thursday night a fast-moving weather system will pass through the area and it will bring some slightly cooler temperatures for Friday. There may also be a few mountain snow showers and some flurries in Denver as it goes by.

Meteorologist Chris Spears