It’s been a beautiful Tuesday. Sunshine and highs in the low 60s helped a lot of folks get out and about today.

There is some snow already falling in the highest peaks right now associated with a cold front that will bring the Front Range and Plains some very windy conditions.

Peak Wind Gusts Through Wednesday

Winds will be most intense on the Plains but gusts in Denver are expected to reach up to 50 mph. Close to 60 mph gusts in Boulder and 70-80 gusts in the Foothills.

Snow will not make it down to the lower elevations but if you’re travelling int he mountains, snow is expected and it could be very intense at times.

Snow squalls are being forecast for the mountain areas around I-70. A snow squall is a very intense burst of snow that will cause extremely reduced visibility and will make the roads slick, very fast.

Snow Squall – What They Are

Snow will add up to close to 8″ in some areas but most mountain locals will get between 3-6″. Because of the likely slick roads and snow accumulation, the mountains are under winter weather advisories through tonight.

Wednesday

Wednesday will be very cold everywhere. Morning lows are expected to plummet into the teens and single digits after tonight’s cold front. Many mountain areas are expecting to feel sub-zero temperatures.

Wednesday Morning Temperatures

After a cold start to the day, highs may not reach above 30º in Denver. And it will be windy so that will add insult to injury. Mountain areas are expecting to stay in the single digits and teens all day with breezy conditions continuing for them, too.

By the time the end of the week gets here, it will be much warmer (50s) and much less windy. The weekend weather is shaping up to be pretty decent, too.

The next storm that is on the horizon will impact Colorado around New Years so keep in mind that we may have a snowy New Years coming up. Details to come.

Have a great Holiday and enjoy the weather!

~ Andy

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