Rainy weather expected to clear by Sunday
The blue skies Coloradans enjoyed for the past few days were covered with clouds Saturday afternoon. Rain covered the metro area while snow blanketed areas of the mountains.
The precipitation helped firefighters in their effort to put out the Fern Lake Fire that continues to burn in Estes Park. The total acreage of the fire remains at 660 acres with zero percent containment, according to a Rocky Mountain National Park news release.
Snow continues to accumulate in the mountains, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for areas above 8,000 ft. Snow totals are expected to hit 2-4″ by the time this system passes.
Meteorologist Nick Carter says that a weather disturbance in Nebraska brought a chilly northeasterly breeze and showers to the state.
Denver’s high never got above 51 degrees today, and if you’re out and about this evening, make sure you bring a light jacket because showers will not let up until about 10 p.m.
The system will clear out in time for Sunday afternoon, with sunshine and highs in the lower 70s. Mild weather will continue throughout the week.