The month of April can be the second snowiest month for the Colorado High Country!
A statement like that needs clarification and with the unsettled weather the state is expecting this week… anything goes. The mountains will likely add up to foot and a half of new snow by the end of this week and the lower elevations of The Western Slope will be looking at a rollercoaster of measurable rain, gusty wind speeds and fluctuating temperatures, but not snow.
Expect a warmer start to Tuesday morning. The low temperatures will be significantly more mild thanks to the added cloud coverage moving in ahead of the next weather maker. A low pressure system in the PACNW that could linger all week. Initially, this system is slowly dropping southbound and will add rain chances to the forecast and cool the temperatures to seasonal averages back down to the 60s for Tuesday. Rain showers and thunderstorms are anticipated for the lower valleys late in the afternoon/evening. Some of the storms moving from the southwest to the northeast late Tuesday could get rowdy with thunder, lightning, gusty wind speeds, brief downpours and small hail possible. Snow will already be falling on the Divide and possibly as far west as the Grand Mesa/Uncompahgre. Wednesday will be a transition day and as that low repositions, a stronger wind is expected. Red Flag Warnings are possible under a warmer and drier day for the midweek. Thursday and Friday look to add more rain chances as the previously mentioned low finally moves through the region as late as Saturday.