While the Rockies of Colorado have already seen their first major snowfall of the season, now it’s time for the lower elevations to get in on the white fluffy stuff.
The National Weather Service has already issues Winter Storm Watches for areas like Cheyenne, WY and Denver, CO. The snow will start to fall late Sunday into Monday making for a messy commute for the start of the workweek.
As the jet stream makes another dip southward, Utah and Colorado will be hit with another blast of cold air.
Before the front pushes in, temperatures are going to be 10 to 15 degrees above average. After the front however, the temperatures quickly drop over 40 degrees in 48 hours. So if you want to make an preparations before Old Man Winter returns, this weekend will be ideal.
So how much snow are we talking about? Well, higher elevations could see up to a foot in spots. Lower elevations however, could see a couple of inches Sunday night through Monday. Even a couple of inches though could cause of some issues. This snow is going to be heavy and wet. Power outages from the snow are not out of the question.
If you are not mentally ready for the snow and the cold, you won’t have to wait long. Temperatures start to rebound starting midweek as a ridge of high pressure builds in.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Kate Mantych