Snow hits Denver, heavy accumulation expected in mountains

DENVER – Snow returned to the high country Sunday and was expected to continue into the metro area, with light accumulation expected Monday.

Meteorologist Chris Tomer was expecting up to 1 inch of accumulation from Denver north to Fort Collins Monday, with 1 to 2 inches possible south and west of Denver, from the Foothills down to the Palmer Divide.

Though high temperatures are expected to be around 45, Tomer expects Denver will spend most of the day in the 30s.

The mountains will be hit the hardest, with snow continuing to be in the forecast for Summit County for the first half of Monday and a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Monday afternoon. Ski areas west of the Continental Divide can expect up to 12 inches while ski areas near the Divide and east can expect up to 8-inch totals.

Gusty winds were expected over the passes, with speeds up to 40 mph.

For those who enjoyed the weekend warm up that saw temperatures in the mid 60s, you’ll be pleased by the forecast for the rest of the week. Though it won’t be quite as warm Tuesday through Thursday, the sun will be out in the metro area and temperatures are expected to be in the 50s and 60s.

The next chance for snow is Friday, when a storm system is expected to move through late in the day.

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