UPDATE: Another disappointing storm given the drought situation
DENVER (CBS4) – A storm leaving the Lake Tahoe area Monday morning will hit Colorado late Monday night. Snow in the mountains is likely, but accumulation will be minimal. Any humidity in the Denver metro area will also be very limited.
Before the storm arrives, most of Colorado will enjoy another beautiful day on Monday. It will be windy at times but otherwise very pleasant with high temperatures in the 70s around Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.
The lower 80s are likely to be found in southeast Colorado around Burlington, La Junta, Lamar, and Springfield.
A pre-storm cold front will pass over Denver and the Front Range after midnight and bring temperatures down about 15 degrees for Tuesday. So the high temperature in the metro area will be slightly below normal for the third week of October with upper 50s and lower 60s.
In terms of humidity, snow will spread west to east across the mountains overnight. Early Tuesday morning, snow is expected to fall along sections of the I-70 Mountain Corridor above Georgetown, but the build-up will be minor. Total snowfall by Tuesday evening will vary from 1 to 4 inches with the highest amounts near Rabbit Ears Pass and the Rocky Mountain National Park area.
For Denver and the Front Range, a few showers or very light rain showers are possible from late Tuesday morning but no measurable precipitation is expected.
The storm will quickly leave Colorado on Tuesday evening and the remainder of the week is expected to be generally clear and dry. Temperatures will also return to their low 70s on Friday and will likely stay there for at least Saturday (maybe Sunday too!).