DENVER (CBS4) – As we approach the end of the year, we are seeing a rapid series of storms that will keep heavy snow in the mountains and possibly a healthy dose of snow for Denver.
The first system will maintain snow Tuesday night through Wednesday with more snow accumulation in the 3-6 inch range for most mountain locations.
This is in addition to the one to five feet that many have received since Christmas Eve.
The other two systems will cross the Rockies quickly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. It will bring another big blast of snow to the mountains.
Winter storm watches are posted Wednesday evening through Friday evening for at least 1 to 2 feet in many mountainous areas.
In addition to the onset of this extended period of snow, strong winds will accompany the storm. There is high wind monitoring for parts of the Front Range Mountains and northern foothills Thursday evening through Friday for wind gusts of 70-75 mph!
It still seems more likely that we will get measurable snow in the Denver metro area from New Years Eve to New Years Day. There are still 3 days left so the amounts may change, but it looks like the town of Mile High could see several inches of snow. What would be the heaviest snow of the season for the Denver metro area.
The snow will also be followed by very cold temperatures on New Years Eve.
Expect snow showers and teenage twenties if you plan to enjoy the fireworks display in downtown Denver.