Today: A strong storm system is expected to slide across the state this afternoon. We'll be closely monitoring any heavy rain that could find its way to the burn areas, as that could prompt flash flooding concerns. Damaging hail and strong winds are also possible with this storm. Highs will reach the mid to high 50s into the plains and mid 40s in the mountains. We'll keep a close eye on this storm as it moves our way, updating the forecast as we learn more information... so stick with us over the next couple of days, and we'll keep you ahead of the storm.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will become partly cloudy tonight, with lows dropping into the 30s and 40s for the lower elevations, with 20s and 30s for the mountains. As temperatures drop, we'll likely see a rain to snow transition tonight. In the mountains it will be a different story with almost all of the precipitation falling as snow. There will be some accumulations by tomorrow morning, with several inches of slushy snow on the ground in places like Woodland Park and Cripple Creek.
Extended: The snow will continue through the early part of Monday before temperatures warm up, changing what falls back over to rain. The heaviest snow will be over the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with around a foot possible by Monday morning. Temperatures will remain cool on Monday, with highs only getting into the 40s and 50s. Showers will continue Monday, but the storm will move out of the state by Monday evening. By the middle of this week, we get a break from the active weather with drying conditions and highs getting back into the 60s and 70s.