DENVER -- A strong late-spring storm will keep most of Colorado under cloudy skies with rain, snow and chilly temperatures.
In the Denver area, rain will change to snow during the overnight hours heading into Tuesday. We are expecting accumulation of heavy, wet snow. It looks to be light in the city and mainly on grassy areas. The totals will be deeper on the west and south sides of the metro.
#cowx snow expected overnight will accumulate...in Denver it will mainly be on grassy areas with lots of melting...west in the foothills & south across higher terrain the totals will be higher...watch your plants and trees! pic.twitter.com/rOCuZCsPVP
— Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) May 20, 2019
You'll need to protect your plants from the cold and the weight of the snow. Potted plants should be brought inside. Those in the ground will need to be covered with something sturdy. Also, watch your trees now that they are in full bloom.
Temperatures overnight will be close to or just below freezing. So, any exposed sprinkler pipes will need to be drained or wrapped. Don't forget to disconnect hoses as well.
Snow will change back to rain on Tuesday before slowly ending late in the day.
We will have additional rain showers on Wednesday and Thursday.
Our weather pattern looks to dry out heading into the start of Memorial Day weekend. However, I am forecasting a few showers or thunderstorms on the holiday.
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