Cold, snow on the way

DENVER -- December started on a warm note on Friday.

Temperatures for the weekend in Denver will remain above normal with readings Saturday and Sunday in the low to mid-60s. The seasonal average high is 45 degrees.

It will be mostly sunny each day as it remains dry.  So, a reminder, doing a little hand watering with a hose for trees and shrubs is not a bad idea this weekend.

Snow will return to the mountains starting Sunday morning.

The best snow will arrive in the high country Sunday night into Monday. Accumulations over the higher terrain looks to be beneficial with totals from 3-8 inches possible.

A cold front arrives in Denver early on Monday, sweeping out the warm temperatures and replacing them with colder readings in the 30s.

Snow will develop early Monday in the city and the best chance for snow will be in the afternoon.

Most of the snow will end during the overnight hours.  Light accumulation of an inch or a little more across the metro is also possible.

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