Cold temperatures, snow move into Denver metro area

DENVER -- The high temperature reached 69 degrees at Denver International Airport on Sunday with sunny skies thanks to downsloping winds out of the west.

Winds will stay strong in the mountains and foothills on Sunday night as a storm system approaches from the northwest.

Snow will move into the mountains late Sunday night and will be heavy at times.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories start this Sunday night in the mountains and last until Tuesday morning.

The southwest mountains will pick up the biggest totals from the storm. Winds will gust to 50-70 mph in the mountains during the storm, causing low visibility and tough travel conditions.

Denver will wake up to cloudy skies and patchy fog on Monday morning.

It is possible some of the Front Range and eastern Plains will get some freezing drizzle on Monday morning as well. Because of this, roads could be slick in some spots for the Monday morning drive.

Snow showers move into the Interstate 25 corridor and Plains by Monday afternoon and will increase in coverage Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

A few lingering snow showers will stick around through the day on Tuesday with the storm clearing by Wednesday morning.

Denver will pick up 1-4 inches of with totals closer to 5 inches possible in the foothills.

Snow totals will vary widely over short distances depending on where the heavy bands of snow end up.

Some spots in Denver could only see an inch, while others could see close to 5 inches.

Fort Collins and the northern Front Range have a chance to see 3-6 inches, with the Plains only seeing 0-2 inches in most spots.

Roads will be the worst for the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes.

Temperatures will only reach the 30s on Monday and will drop to the low 20s on Tuesday in Denver.

Morning lows will reach the single digits to start Tuesday.

Drier weather moves in on Wednesday and stays for the rest of the week. Temperatures will be in the 30s for Wednesday but will warm to the 40s by Friday.

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