Last Update: February 28th, 5:00 PM
MONDAY: It will be a cold start to Monday morning with temps sitting in the teens and 20s. Temps start to warm quick during the morning hours under sunny skies. From there the warm up continues with afternoon highs rebounding into the 40s and 50s. A ridge of high pressure will build in and keep things dry and mild for the start of March. Winds stay light so it will be a comfortable start to the week to spend some time outdoors, eat dinner on the patio or take your dog for a walk.
EXTENDED: The warm up continues through Wednesday with highs reaching into the 50s, even near 60 degrees, for eastern areas. Enjoy the warmth! Winds will stay light and the weather pattern stays relatively quiet through midweek. By late Wednesday, we’re watching our next potential storm move off the coast of southern California and track toward Colorado.
Thursday brings the best chance for rain/snow to southern Colorado, lingering into Friday. Snow starts as early as Wednesday for SW parts of the state and western facing slopes before spilling east. It’s a relatively warm spring like storm so the temperature drop won’t be too dramatic on Thursday from this. Since temps stay relatively warm, lower elevations will see precip falling as rain or a wintry mix on Thursday before transitioning to all snow Thursday night. There’s some question in how fast the system clears on Friday so stay tuned as we watch it! It makes sense that the storm isn’t particularly cold as meteorological spring begins on March 1.
These frequent snow events have helped our state’s drought quite a bit! While drought is still a huge concern and still quite severe in many areas, we’ve seen some noticeable signs of improvement in the last couple of weeks: