DENVER — It was a beautiful start to the weekend across Colorado. Saturday, temperatures rose to the low 50s across the Denver metro-area. Quiet and even warmer weather will return for Sunday, ahead of a big change in the weather pattern next week.
Skies remain mostly clear tonight over the Front Range and plains, with just some high clouds in the mountains. Expect lows to fall to the mid-20s to low 30s over the metro early Sunday, with single digits and teens in the mountains.
The dry weather will hold for Sunday and it will be warmer statewide. Highs will reach the upper 50s to around 60 degrees in Denver- very nice for the Broncos game. In the mountains, highs will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees.
A stronger storm system will develop next week for all of Colorado, to include the mountains and the plains. Snow will starting Monday in the high country and moving onto the plains early Tuesday.
Heavy snow will be likely in the mountains. Denver and the eastern plains could also see accumulating snow.
Very cold weather will settle into the state for most of next week. It will be near 50 by Monday but dropping down into the 30s and 20s for the rest of the week.
Still a little early for potential snowfall totals but it appears the mountains will get 8 to 16 inches of snow, 2 to 4 inches for Denver and 4 to 8 inches over the northeast quarter of the state.
The weather will stay cold and windy through most of next week with periods of light snow, especially in the mountains.
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