View Full Version : Wild Weather Weekend Now Bringing In Snow (Denver)

04-03-2011, 01:19 PM
DENVER (CBS4) – A blast of winter will barrel through Colorado Sunday, just one day after Denver experienced record heat.

Saturday’s strong chinook winds smashed Denver’s previous record of 76 degrees and replaced it wind a mind-blowing 84!

The extreme warmth will be short-lived though as a cold front races into town Sunday morning. Ahead of the front, winds will remain strong with gusts up to 45 mph in the metro area and 60 mph along the foothills. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for high fire danger in the foothills until noon.

The thermometer will reach the mid 60s early Sunday before the storm arrives, but temperatures will drop rapidly through the afternoon. A mix of rain and snow will develop around 1:00 p.m. and will then switch over to snow throughout the rest of the day.

The winds will stay gusty until the late evening, but the moisture will certainly help with the Crystal Fire currently burning just west of Ft. Collins. A total of 2 to 4 inches of snow will be possible along the Front Range, including the Denver metro area. Foothill locations will see up to 6 inches.

In the mountains, this storm will cause big travel problems. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until midnight Sunday for the central and northern mountains. These areas will see 10 to 18 inches of snow