Mostly cloudy today with a few rain showers possible this morning.  Highs only in the low 40s.  A few flurries are possible this evening.  The winter storm warnings continue in the mountains with blizzard warnings in effect for the San Juans.  Heaviest snow will be this morning the slowly tapering off through tonight.  As the storm system moves east winds will pick up tonight and Tuesday.  A high wind watch is up for Fort Collins and Loveland eastward to Sterling and Akron and also for Castle Rock and the Palmer Divide.  Gusts of 40-55 mph are possible.  Highs near 40 Tuesday then it looks warmer for Wednesday and Thursday with highs near 50.  Snow chances on Christmas for Denver do not look as good any more.  A few rain showers are possible Thursday evening with a brief changeover to a few light flurries possible.  Friday looks colder with highs near 34.  Saturday and Sunday look dry with highs near 40.

Meteorologist Jennifer Broome