From 70° to a chance of snow, your weekend outlook

Denver and the Front Range will go from a very warm Saturday to another wintry mix by later Sunday. Like the last system to swing through here, this one may bring some slick areas to the Monday morning commute.

For Friday and Saturday, calm conditions around the state with temperatures well above average. Friday, afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 15 degrees warmer than average:

Saturday, afternoon temperatures will range from 10 to 20 degrees warmer than average:

Here are hourly planners for Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Note what happens to Sunday's temperatures and also the hourly chance for precipitation by late Sunday into Monday:

Fort Collins
Fort Collins


Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs

So, what's going on? Another quick change due to a passing cold front.

This front will move in to spread a wintry mix to the plains and metro areas with light accumulations but perhaps the timing of which will create slick areas on some roads for the Monday morning commute; time will tell.

Here's a quick look at the total precipitation through Monday morning, which is in a close agreement between multiple models:

That's only within the 0.05 up to 0.25-inch range and will include a possible rain, rain/snow, and snow mix. Total snowfall is likely only within a trace to 3-inch range, and probably on the low end of that range as it appears in the data through Friday morning.

Our gamblers charts (always available to Insiders and Pros) show a low-end probability for the incoming system.

Gambler Charts

As this quick mover clears Monday, it will be a chilly Veterans Day. Temperatures rebound Tuesday before another possible quick system moves through the middle to the latter half of next week.


This is a collaborative post from multiple authors at Weather5280.

Denver, Colorado
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