Denver weather: Cold front moves in Monday, bringing moisture and possibly snow this week

The weather across the Front Range will turn Monday evening as a cold front moves in, bringing moisture and below-average temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will hit 65 degrees on Monday, under partly sunny skies. Winds could gust to 25 mph as a cold front moves in.

Snow will fall overnight in the mountains as roads become snow-covered on mountain passes by Tuesday morning.

There’s a 40% chance of showers in Denver, mainly in the afternoon on Tuesday. The day will begin partly sunny and reach a high of 59 degrees. Winds will increase to gusts of 33 mph, and then snow is possible in Denver around sunset. Forecasters say less than a half-inch of flakes will fall.

Meteorologists warn of whiteout conditions and hazardous travel conditions under heavy snow bands. Up to 16 inches of snow is possible in parts of the high country. Up to 55 mph winds are possible south of the metro area, blowing dust and creating high fire danger. Elevated fire conditions will last for portions of the plains through Saturday.

In Denver, there’s a 30% chance of snow showers after lunchtime on Wednesday. The day should be partly sunny, with a high of 44 degrees. Winds could gust to 30 mph.

The weather should warm for the metro area on Friday and into the weekend.

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