Denver dipped below freezing with a round of snow early Tuesday morning. There’s a warmup coming but not until later in the week.
It has been snowing in Denver for 245 days this winter season, making it the second-longest snow season in the city’s history.
Denver has now over 8 inches of precipitation on the year, nearing 2020’s full-year mark of 8.74 inches. The annual average is 14.30 inches of precipitation a year in Denver.
There will be more heavy snowfall in the high country Tuesday afternoon, as much as 8 inches could fall above 7,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. The storm has hung around longer than expected, requiring NWS to extend its winter storm warning for much of Colorado’s mountains until 6 p.m. Some more snow could accumulate on grassy areas at lower elevations, rain will fall elsewhere, and a possible thunderstorm could make its way through the area. In Denver, the high will be 43 degrees under cloudy skies with a 70% chance of precipitation, likely to be all rain. Winds could move in with 15 mph gusts Tuesday evening, and Denver will dip to 34 degrees.
Denver will rise above 60 degrees Wednesday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms that lasts through the evening when the temperature will dip back to 40 degrees.
Thursday will reach nearly 75 degrees in Denver with a low of 45 degrees.
Denver will be in the 70s this weekend. Moisture will increase over the weekend, with more chances of steady rain and mountain snow Sunday or Monday. Slow-moving thunderstorms could impact the area, which would create a flood risk near areas with burn scars.
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