After nearly reaching 70 degrees, ice, snow, plummeting temperatures move into Colorado

DENVER -- Temperatures dropped almost 50 degrees after Denver reached a high temperature of 69 degrees on Sunday.

Expect an icy mix with fog followed by snow accumulation on Monday.

The ice occurs on Monday morning, then snow will fall during the evening commute with 2-6 inches of accumulation possible in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.

High temperatures will only get to around 27 degrees.

Snow Forecast Monday-Tuesday. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

The mountains and foothills can also expect snow on Monday with gusty winds likely to 30-70 mph. Gusts could get up to 100 mph in the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountains.

The central mountains will get 6-12 inches of snow by Tuesday morning, with 3-8 inches in the northern mountains and 10-24 inches in the southern mountains.

Highs will only be in the 20s on Monday and the teens on Tuesday.

Snow tapers off Tuesday morning across Colorado but still lingers through the day. Temperatures will continue to be cold across the state.

Wednesday morning looks quite cold across Colorado with single digits in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The mountains start well below zero at minus-10 to minus-20 degrees.

On Thursday and Friday, a second storm system moves into the mountains from the south that will include a 20 percent chance of snow in Denver both days.

Saturday and Sunday look dry at this point across the Front Range.

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Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, Jessica Lebel, Matt Makens, and Chris Tomer.

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