Dry until light mountain snow returns in time for Christmas – CBS Denver


DENVER (CBS4) – Sunday started with a beautiful sunrise over much of Colorado. Laurie Talbott took this photo in Winter Park. We had just enough mid and high level cloud cover to create vivid colors.

Sunrise in Winter Park on Sunday. (credit: Laurie Talbott)

It will be dry all over the state today if you need to get out. The only danger you might encounter would be gusts of wind in and near the mountains and foothills. If you do encounter wind, the speeds will be nothing like what we saw last week, averaging 10-20mph with occasional gusts close to 25-30mph this afternoon.

High temperatures on Sunday will be in the 1930s and 1940s in the mountains, foothills and along the western slope. Denver and the Eastern Plains will climb in the 1950s with a few spots near 60 degrees.

A high pressure ridge anchored near Las Vegas will dominate the weather pattern through the middle of the week. This means we stay exceptionally gentle without the risk of snow. It will be windy around Colorado by the middle of the week, especially in the mountains and foothills.

The next potential climate change will arrive by Christmas Eve in the form of light mountain snow. Some of these snow showers will last all Christmas day. Denver will stay dry and mellow and won’t see a White Christmas this year unless something really meaningful changes with the jet stream setup.


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