KUSA - Winter solstice begins Saturday, timely due to the cold and snow in the forecast. Most of the snow will happen in the mountains, but we are also tracking afternoon and evening snow showers for the urban corridor.
Cold temperatures expected through the weekend with mostly cloudy skies today on the Front Range. Highs will hover around the freezing mark along the urban corridor. West of the Continental Divide colder temperatures expected in the 20s.
A couple of winter disturbances will cause icy and snow packed roads in the mountains. Snow will increase later this afternoon and continue through Sunday. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Front Range Mountains until noon on Sunday with accumulations ranging from 4 to 8". In and near the Foothills there will be a good chance of light snow this evening with accumulations up to one inch. Snow amounts will be less than half an inch around the metro area. Snow will taper off along I-25 around midnight and skies will partially clear east of the Divide. But more snow is possible on Sunday across Colorado.
More heavy coat weather on Sunday with highs in the 20s around the metro area. Temperatures will gradually warm to above seasonal averages through Tuesday before another batch of cool air arrives Tuesday afternoon. Expect a dry and mild Christmas forecast with sunny skies and highs in the 40s.
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