We made it through Christmas with very un-Christmas-like weather and that trend will continue for the start of this week. Enjoy it while it lasts though as a big blast of winter arrives late this week and may bring with it our first chance to see widespread snowfall.
In the short term the dry and warm weather continues. The normal high temperature for the date is 43 degrees and we should exceed that for the next few days. Look for highs in the mid 40s Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday approaching 50 degrees.
Come Thursday the picture changes considerably and an Arctic blast is set to arrive in Colorado. Highs on Thursday will only be in the mid 30s and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will the mercury will struggle to only reach the low 20s. Overnight lows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be into the single digits and we stand a chance to see our first below zero reading of the season.
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The cold is one thing but what the Front Range really needs is moisture and it does appear we will at least get a shot of snow. The big question remains – how much?
Right now we are looking at a chance for snow starting Thursday and lasting through Friday. The track of the coming storm system will determine the quantity of the white stuff we receive.
Ideally it will set up across southern Colorado and if it does we may see significant snowfall. A track further north would leave us cold with little accumulation. We will get a better idea of the path of the system over the next 48 hours so stay tuned.
Are you read for the cold and snow? Winter Weather Education Series
|Intro||Winter Weather Preparedness Week|
|Part 1||Winter travel safety|
|Part 2||Watches…warnings…and advisories|
|Part 3||High winds|
|Part 4||Wind chill temperatures and hypothermia|
|Part 5||Avalanche safety|
|Review||Winter Weather Preparedness Week review|