DENVER — Enjoy the dry morning drive Monday, because by the time the evening rush hour rolls around, the snow is expected to be coming down.
Meteorologist Chris Tomer is predicting that the skies will start out sunny Monday — much like they did over the course of a beautiful weekend that saw temperatures in the high 60s. But they aren’t predicted to last for long.
“Expect the skies to quickly turn cloudy with some rain-snow mixture developing around 5 p.m.,” Tomer said. “I’m forecasting up to two inches across the I-25 corridor, and up to eight inches possible in the foothills.”
Fellow meteorologist Jennifer Broome is forecasting that the best chance for the Denver metro area to see snow is between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., so don’t be shocked to see rain at 5 p.m. that could potentially turn into snow.
During the sunny patches Monday morning, Broome and Tomer both expect the highs to reach 50 degrees before quickly fall into the 30s and 40s in the afternoon.
While there may be a few morning flurries Tuesday, they aren’t expected to last. The cold temperatures, on the other hand, are expected to stick around. High temperatures aren’t expected to creep out of the 30s Tuesday.
As far as the snow-starved ski areas are concerned, Broome expects this storm system to bring some good news. She’s forecasting that Summit County could see between two and four feet by the time this storm system clears out on Thursday.
Tomer is forecasting that ski areas like Telluride, Silverthorne, Monarch, Wolf Creek and Purgatory could be celebrating the most, as he expects the San Juan Mountains to get the biggest helping of snow, with between one and two feet in the forecast on Wednesday alone.
For those of you who have been enjoying the mild Winter, don’t fret. Both Broome and Tomer are expecting temperatures to warm up to the 40s by Wednesday and into the 50s Friday with another dry, warm weekend on the horizon.