Bitter cold has arrived.

A bitterly cold arctic air mass has moved across eastern Colorado, with temperatures in the single digits across the northern and central plains, and teens southern plains.  Temperatures will continue to fall across the souther plains through the day as well.  Overnight, bitter cold with temperatures below zero.  For Tuesday, high temperatures will remain below zero main areas, with overnight lows well below zero Tuesday night.

Temperatures were a bit warmer in western Colorado, though the colder air will impact the region as well, with highs in the 20s on Tuesday.

Mountain areas will see colder temperatures as well on Tuesday, with the high country seeing widespread snows of 6-12″ Monday and Monday night.  Snowfall will also occur across eastern Colorado though amounts will be on the light side.

Don’t be fooled…

Despite temperatures  above 60 yesterday and near or above 60 today across the Front Range, don’t be fooled into thinking the warmth is here to stay. A series of cold fronts will cool temperatures into the 40s on Sunday and 30s on Monday. Bitterly cold temperatures Tuesday across Eastern Colorado with highs struggling to reach the single digits. Widespread snow statewide is expected Monday throughout Colorado.

Warm Weather over the Weekend with Snow to Start the Work Week

Temperatures will reach the low to mid 60s today along the Front Range but will stay below record levels.  For the mountains temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s making for pleasant skiing conditions with the abundance of snow during the month of January.  Little cooler on Saturday and Sunday but still above normal temperatures.  On Monday highs will be around 30 degrees colder than today with snow likely.  Overnight Monday temperatures fall into the single digits as an arctic air mass makes a return to the Front Range.

High pressure to bring unseasonably warm temperatures to CO

High pressure will dominate the weather pattern on Thursday and Friday over the state of Colorado resulting in above normal temperatures.  The average high for Denver this time of year is 44 degrees and for Colorado Springs it is 43.  On Thursday temperatures will be in the mid 50s along the Front Range  and around 60 on Friday.  Record highs will not be reached but pleasant conditions will be had by all.

More Mountain Snows

A weak disturbance will move across Colorado today and bring widespread though light snows today and tonight to mountain areas, with accumulations of generally 2-4″.  Snowfall should end Wednesday morning.

Across eastern Colorado, a cold front will move south across the state today, with falling temperatures behind the front, and a chance for light overnight snows across the eastern plains and foothill areas.

High pressure builds over the state Wednesday resulting in dry conditions statewide through the end of the week.  Temperatures seasonable in the mountains, with seasonable to slightly warmer than average temperatures eastern Colorado.

Fast moving disturbance bringing mountain snows

A fast moving disturbance moving across Colorado will bring light snows to the mountains today, with accumulations of generally 1-3″.  These snow showers should end by midday with dry conditions for the afternoon. Across the lower elevations of eastern Colorado, some light snow showers quickly end with dry conditions and decreasing clouds the remainder of the day.  Another disturbance brings a chance for mountains snows on during the day Tuesday, and a chance for snow lower elevations of eastern Colorado later Tuesday and Tuesday night.

More Mountain Snows on Saturday

Another storm system will move into the Colorado Rockies on Saturday bringing a round of snow to the high country.  Winter Weather Advisories are already in place and travel may become difficult over I-70 during the day as strong winds of up to 50mph and snow will make for winter driving conditions.  Ski Resorts are expected to pick up between 6-10″ of new snow adding to their already impressive January totals.  On the eastern plains little if any snow is expected but strong winds will be likely especially adjacent to the foothills.

Clearing skies…

Fast moving storm system and associated cold front resulted in falling temperatures yesterday afternoon, and a brief period of snow along the I25 corridor.  Snowfall amounts were generally in the 1-3″ range, though some areas did see less, particularly the Fort Collins area as well as the Colorado Springs area. Clearing skies resulted in overnight lows in the single digits many locations.  Dry conditions generally across Colorado today. The clearing skies resulted a good view of the setting full moon at daybreak today.

Cold front to bring quick burst of snow

Strong cold front moving through Colorado will bring falling temperatures and gusty winds this afternoon. A brief period of snow likely. With rapidly falling temperatures into the teens, wet pavement quickly becomes icy, resulting in hazardous driving conditions for rush hour and the overnight hours. Mostly sunny skies on Thursday though continued cold.