Weather - Forecast

Mar 9, 2014 7:03 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Warm again Monday; spring storm Tuesday

Colorado will remain under the influence of a ridge of high pressure into Monday which means another dry day and mild day ahead. It'll be cold tonight with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies over the region and lows in the 20s/30s. Expect a mix of clouds and sun for Monday with above average highs in the 60s/70s.

Another spring storm will impact the state Tuesday. A cold front will move south through the region Tuesday morning. Temperatures will peak early Tuesday ahead of the front. Winds will be gusty as the front rolls through with rain changing to snow as temperatures fall. Light snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are likely for the lower elevations with higher amounts possible in the 3 to 6 inch range for the Palmer Divide, Teller County, and the Wets and Sangres. Snowfall totals will likely need adjusting as we get closer to the arrival of this storm, so keep it tuned in to News 5 for the latest. Don't expect any issues for the Tuesday morning commute though the afternoon commute will likely be a messy one.

After Tuesday's wintry weather, Southern Colorado will dry out but stay cool for Wednesday. Warmer temperatures will return for the end of the week with mainly dry conditions expected.

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