Colorado Weather Forecast: Cold temps to slowly move out

9:20 PM, Dec 8, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Extremely cold temperatures will remain over Colorado through the first part of the week.  Not all parts of our state will join in the milder conditions even when they do arrive.

Snow is forecast in most mountain areas through Sunday afternoon with the heaviest snow expected in the mountains from Aspen to the south and west.

WINTER STORM WARNING are in effect through midday Sunday for the Elk Mountains, San Juans, and the Grand Mesa for 8 to 14 inches of new snow.

Cortez, Durango and surrounding communities are forecast to receive 4 to 8 inches of new snow.

From Eagle to Grand Junction and down near Gunnison 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected by late Sunday afternoon.

Mountain areas west of Vail Pass have a snow forecast of 6 to 12 inches with 3 to 6 inches in the lower elevations of northwestern Colorado.

For Summit and Grand counties 2 to 5 inches of new snow is also expected.

For the Front Range, mostly cloudy and highs in the teens with flurries early in the day. Accumulations of less than half an inch are possible around the metro area, with closer to an inch possible for the Eastern Plains. 

Skies will be mostly sunny on Monday, but very cold temperatures will remain with highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees.

With a change in wind direction milder air is anticipated for Denver and the front Range, but some areas along the Western Slope will have cold air trapped in the valleys for several additional days.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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