An incoming (mountain) snow storm will put cooler temperatures and rain in the immediate forecast.
Monday’s weather had 70 degree readings for a few spots and wind gusts exceeding 30 mph. There is an advancing storm system from the PACNW and given our mild temperatures, rain is in the forecast for Monday night. There are a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms that should be advancing through the region by 9 pm and again by midnight. Temperatures are too mild to support snow down low, but a few mountain zones to our north will be under a Winter Weather Advisory through midnight Tuesday for 4-8 inches of new snow and blowing snow. The Grand Mesa could pick up a few new inches, but remains too far south of this system to get much more. The Flat Tops, Elkheads and the Parks are under the winter alert previously mentioned. If you are driving over the passes along I-70, expect some snow and blowing snow to complicate that drive from late Monday through late Tuesday afternoon. Midweek recovery will be in effect with more sunshine, drier conditions, less wind and slowly warming temperatures.