Fall storm is expected to bring snow to the Colorado mountains this week

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However, it won’t be a big storm: a few higher elevation areas in central and northern Colorado will receive a few inches of wet snow.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado – A rapid storm system will sweep through Colorado with a surge of light mountain snowfall and fall temperatures starting Monday.

The first of two cold fronts crossed the state on Monday morning, bringing much cooler temperatures to eastern Colorado and a surge of humidity to parts of northern Colorado.

While there isn’t a ton of precipitation to accompany the storm, there will be enough where most of the higher mountains on I-70 to the north are expected to receive at least a blanket of snow. A few areas, especially those above 10,000 feet, can end up with a few inches of wet snow.

Again, this won’t exactly be a blockbuster of a blizzard, but it’ll likely be enough for you to see the Front Range peaks dusted with snow by Tuesday.

FORECAST: Cooler weather sets in for Friday, but it won’t last long

Western Colorado will see cold conditions early in the week and cold enough that a frost warning and frost watch will be issued for parts of western Colorado from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

For the most part, the big impact will be fall temperatures – just in time for the official start of fall on Wednesday.

Peaks in Denver will fall in the 1960s for the first time since spring, and low temperatures could drop to near 40 for the first time in nearly four months.

The fall air won’t last that long, however. Temperatures will start to climb on Wednesday, with highs rebounding into the 70s in Denver and into the 80s likely from Thursday.

The lows of the night will stay in the comfortable 40s and the weak 50s for Thursday and Friday, which will at least feel like fall at night.

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