Last Update: Dec. 9 – 5:30 PM
TONIGHT: The sky will gradually clear and it’ll be a cold night with most areas in the teens. Some of the big mountain valleys will fall into the single digits and a couple spots may even get below zero.
TUESDAY: We’ll begin to warm up today! Most areas make it into the 40s this afternoon with much more sunshine than Monday. You’ll want to have the jacket with you all day with overall cool afternoon temps and a cold start in the morning.
EXTENDED: Overall this will be a quiet work week east of the mountains. Temperatures will warm up through Wednesday on a day that should have some downslope breezes and some mountain wave clouds. We’ll be touch cooler Thursday as a system passes mostly to our south. We’ll warm up again Friday before the arrival of snow chances. These will drop into S Colorado Friday late afternoon/evening, depending on your location, from NW to SE. This will be the first wave, late Friday into Saturday with another as we head into Sunday. Stay tuned! Models are not in good agreement over the timing of the snow chances just yet so we’ll narrow down the forecast as the end of the week approaches. This foes come with a BIG cool down. Highs begin to drop Saturday and continue to fall into early next week winding up in the 30s for most.
Ahead of the chance of snow for lower elevations Colorado’s high country will get into a multiple day stretch of snow for the ski resorts. This likely begins Wednesday night or early Thursday.