DENVER (CBS4) – After a colder than normal Halloween in the metro area, chilly weather will continue for the the first half of the week. Light rain and snow is also possible but no accumulation is expected at lower elevations at this time.
Monday will be dominated by clouds across most of Colorado. For the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas, most of the day will be dry but there is a chance for light rain mainly after 4 p.m.READ MORE: 'I Have My Opinions': Family Of Peyton Blitstein Speaks After Deadly Shooting Involving Former Police Officer
Meanwhile, high temperatures will only be in the 40s along the Front Range which is more than 10 degrees colder than normal for early November. The urban corridor will also experience some of the coldest temperatures anywhere in the state on Monday. Denver should stay at least a degree or two colder than Leadville (located at 10,150 feet) which usually occurs only a handful of times a year outside of winter when inversions can make it more common.
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Speaking of the mountains, more snow is likely in the high country through Monday afternoon but accumulation will be minor. Then heavier and more widespread snow will develop by Tuesday morning in the high country and will continue at times through Wednesday morning. Most of the accumulation in the mountains over the next 48 hours will be on Tuesday but Summit County and the I-70 corridor above Georgetown could get up to 1 inch during the day on Monday.
Total snow in the mountains will generally stay below 6 inches through Wednesday morning. That said, up to a foot of snow is possible on Rabbit Ears Pass, Berthoud Pass, and near the Eisenhower Tunnel. All of these areas including Summit County, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park region are under a Winter Weather Advisory through 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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For the Denver metro area, it’s possible that light snow could mix with light rain Monday night and Tuesday but no accumulation is expected outside of a dusting on the grass. The city is still waiting for the first official accumulating snow of the season which is now two weeks later than average (October 18).