DENVER – We have had a major shift in our overall weather pattern of the last week. The big low pressure trough over the western U.S. has finally broken down and is moving east. This will allow for a gradual warming trend to move in over the eastern plains.
The parting shot of snow on Friday was the trough sliding over the central Rockies. And although most of the Denver metro area missed out on the snow. Just north of the city from Thornton up into Fort Collins and the northern foothills got blasted with snow late in the day on Friday.
In the last two days many ski areas of our state also picked up some awesome fresh snow amounts!
As the eastern plains clear out for the weekend there will still be snow showers pushing into the mountains from the west. There will be a few more additional inches of snow in mountain areas this weekend. The wind will also be gusty in the high country for both Saturday and Sunday.
With the slow warming trend taking over highs over the Mile High City and surrounding suburbs will be getting into the 40s by Monday and possibly upper 50s by the middle of the week ahead.
Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years!
The new season will bring plenty of sunshine and dry conditions today with increasing fire danger once again in the western and southern parts of the state.
By late afternoon and early evening today we will see a few showers and thunderstorms pop up across the mountains and foothills of northern Colorado as a shortwave approaches in the atmosphere.
We aren’t anticipating anything widespread but a few could try and become strong to severe along the Interstate 25 urban corridor.