From 75º to Snow In Two Days? Denver’s Forecast Is A Tricky One
On Tuesday afternoon, Denver, Colorado enjoyed temperatures in the mid-70s and plenty of warm sunshine.
But it won’t stay that way for long in the Mile High City.
A sharp cold front – already producing winds gusting over 80 miles-an-hour in Utah – will slide through Colorado on Wednesday, not only dropping temperatures considerably, but by Wednesday night and Thursday, a chance for snow will develop in Colorado’s largest city.
A strong low will develop in the lee of the Rocky Mountains, producing a chance for snow in the Denver area from late Wednesday through potentially Friday. While significant snow isn’t expected in Denver due to temperatures likely staying too warm for high accumulations, a slushy inch to three inches could fall on colder surfaces by Friday, and some models are trying to bring more snow that that.
Right now, however the best chance for significant accumulating snow looks to be south of the city, from the Palmer Divide (about 20-30 miles south of Denver) south into Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. The mountains south of I-70 in Colorado should receive a healthy late season snowfall as well, welcome news for the moisture-starved (of late) Centennial State.
We’ll keep you posted on this developing forecast.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi