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Colorado snow forecast: What to expect — and when — as we go from spring temps to snow

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 20:34:12-05

DENVER — We've been waiting on our first good snow of 2020 in Denver, and it looks like there's a chance we'll finally get one early next week — one day after highs could climb into the low 70s.

A pleasant, spring-like weekend will give way to a powerful cold front on Sunday night. By Tuesday night, we could see around four inches snow across the Denver area. The mountain towns could see more than 6 inches, with pockets of the high country getting even more.

Here's what to expect, and when, as snow moves into the Front Range, via our Denver7 forecast and the latest outlook from the National Weather Service.

Saturday — Sunday evening

Warm, dry and basically like spring on the first weekend of February. Temperatures will rise to the 60s in Denver on Saturday and could reach the low 70s on Sunday afternoon. We likely won't reach the daily record of 74 degrees — set in 1934 — but we'll get close.

Sunday evening/overnight

A chilly airmass will move through Colorado and into the Denver area and the eastern plains on Sunday evening, dropping temperatures overnight. We're not expecting snow overnight along the Front Range, but the cold air will set the stage for the next two days.


We won't see much snow along the Front Range by rush hour Monday morning, but that's about when some light snow will begin. Lows will drop to around 10 degrees. The snow will fill in across the Denver area throughout the day, increasing coverage in the afternoon and evening hours. This could affect the evening rush hour Monday.

Monday evening/overnight

This is when we're expecting more widespread snow across the area, according to the National Weather Service's latest forecast discussion. The snowfall is expected to be light, but consistent, starting Monday evening and into Tuesday.


We're still a few days out, but Tuesday should see more snow and even colder temperatures, with highs in the 20s in Denver. Morning lows could fall to around four degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Yes, four.