The month of February has been an interesting one in the Mile High City with periods of snow, cold, wind and warmth. As the waning days of the month arrive, that trend looks to continue through this week and into the start of March.
No matter what happens in the next three days, February 2012 will be remembered for the eventful weather we have seen. If no more snow is seen before the first of March, the month will go into the books as the second snowiest on record. Temperatures have been far below normal and last week’s winds were extraordinary.
This week we will see the weather roller coaster continue as our snowiest month, March, looms.
For today the metro area will enjoy a somewhat pleasant day with temperatures coming close to the seasonal normal of 49 degrees. Highs will be around 47 degrees with mostly sunny skies above. Further to the east, the plains will see gusty winds.
A storm system will be entering the state today and that will bring snow to some areas. The mountains will get the most out of the storm but Denver could see a bit of snow from it.
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In the high country, snow will develop this afternoon and evening and last through tonight. The northern and central mountains will receive from 2 to 5 inches. West of the Continental Divide will receive more and a Winter Storm Warning is posted for those areas.
Here at lower elevations, there is still a bit of a question as to whether or not the moisture will make it this far east. We do at least see a chance that some snow will fall in the Denver area, mainly in the morning hours Tuesday. Accumulations, if any, are expected to be very light.
Any snow will be coming to an end tomorrow afternoon and some clearing will be seen. High temperatures in the metro area tomorrow will be around 43 degrees. Winds will be increasing with gusts to 40mph possible so it will be a blustery day no matter if snow materializes or not.
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Wednesday and Thursday will be bouncing back nicely. Plenty of sun is in the forecast and temperatures on both days are expected to be near the 50 degree mark.
The next storm system is set to arrive Thursday night and brings with in a better chance for precipitation in the Denver area. Friday will be cool with highs in the mid to upper 30s.
The good news is that right now the coming weekend looks to find us between storm systems and we expect seasonal temperatures and dry conditions.