DENVER — It was a frigid start to the day with a morning low of 11 degrees - braking the previous record low of 15, set back in 1933. Highs climbed back to the low to mid-40s, but that is still nearly 20 degrees colder than normal for mid-April. Nonetheless, the sunshine did help settle and melt a lot of the snow.
Another storm system will move into Colorado beginning on Wednesday. Snow will develop in the mountains, with a mix of rain and snow late in the day for Denver and the eastern plains. More accumulating snow is expected for Denver Wednesday night and Thursday, along with unseasonably chilly temperatures. Highs on Wednesday will reach the low to mid-50s in Denver, but just hit the middle 30s on Thursday.
The northern mountains will likely see 6 to 12 inches of snow Wednesday night through early Friday. Denver and the Front Range should expect 3 to 6 inches of snow.
Highs will not bounce back to the 50s until Friday! Fortunately, the weekend should be milder with highs back into the low 60s.
Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms can be expected early next week.