Bitter cold temperatures and a chance for snow
We're hoping you enjoyed a brief break from the snow, as more of it is headed for northeast Colorado later today. This system will be much colder than the last and will in fact bring some of the coldest air we've seen since December.
There is more or less a chance for snow late Monday through Saturday. The initial push Monday night and Tuesday will be our best shot at accumulating snow until possibly late week.
The heaviest snowfall with this initial system will be across southeast Colorado where Winter Storm Warnings are already in place. Accumulations of 5 to 10 inches can be expected there, with blowing and drifting snow. This is a large winter storm that has prompted watches and warning from Colorado to New England.
As for totals across metro Denver, the SREF is leading the pack with highest QPF through Tuesday night. We think most locations will be below these amounts, but if it were to verify snow totals upwards of 5 inches would be possible. For now, we will account for the fact this is a cold-air system and the that many of the other models are not nearly as gung-ho, and broad-brush 2 to 5 inches for metro Denver, with locally higher amounts possible.
Flurries and snow showers will continue Wednesday and Thursday as the coldest air of the week settles in across the region. Snowfall accumulation during these days will be spotty and light. Highs in the single digits for some locales is not out of the question Wednesday, with overnight lows below zero.
We're continuing to monitor the chance for another round of heavier snowfall to end the week, but at this moment will put that at a low probability.