Overview: The weekend will start cooler but end warmer again for eastern Colorado. Snow will develop over the ski resorts on Sunday with more cold air will settling over the rest of the state as we head into the work week. Some areas in eastern Colorado may also receive some snow at times early next week.
Today: A weak cold front slid over the plains of eastern Colorado last night, and in the wake of that cold front the air will be slow to warm this morning with temperatures eventually reaching the 30s and 40s along and west of I-25 this afternoon. Some communities on far eastern plains of Colorado and possibly the northern slopes of the Raton Mesa may reach the lower 50s, but those same areas will likely be pretty breezy this afternoon. The sky should be mostly sunny to partly cloudy everywhere today.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with low temperatures in the 20s for most areas. Snow should start to fly over the ski resorts in northern Colorado late.
Sunday: The air overhead will warm nicely but some mountain wave clouds will shade many areas at times. There will be some breezy pockets, particularly over the mountains, and snow will develop over the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide during the day. High temperatures will reach the 40s and 50s across eastern Colorado Sunday afternoon but the high country will be considerably colder.
Extended: Colder and unsettled weather will settle over eastern Colorado for the first half of next week. Currently it appears snow will be most likely late Monday into Tuesday with travel impacts expected for some areas, and intermittent snow showers may remain possible for a few spots into Wednesday. We expect dry conditions through the end of the week with gradually warming air.