First Warning Forecast: Falling temperatures, rain, wind and possible snow
Apr 08 2018 by Lorena Waters
An area of high pressure will build in for tonight and this will bring us a partly clear sky.
Rain and snow have already started to make their way across the mountains bringing light rain showers to parts of the Front Range this evening. Expect wind chills in the low to mid 20's late this evening.
Friday's balmy weather is forecast to turn to rain and snow by Saturday morning when a cold front sweeps in from the Great Lakes.
Patchy blowing snow is possible in the afternoon, with wind gusts as high as 30 miles an hour. Little to no accumulation is expected but brief white-out conditions are possible at times. That cloud cover will keep high temperatures stuck in the 40s, even with a breezy south and southeast wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour.
A very cold morning following some light snow overnight. Temperatures will drop down to the upper teens and lower 20s, which is below average for early April (average low 32°).
"When are we finally going to have the weather feel like Spring for more than one day?". This will result in many areas seeing around or possibly more than an inch of snow and sleet. We all get a nice break from the snow showers.
Sunday will see a bit of clearing with highs still around 12 degrees.
She pointed out that the soil temperatures, after warmer days including Friday, will remain in the mid-50s, preventing any wintry precipitation for freezing on the surface. Temperatures behind the snow have been unseasonably cold.