Sunset on Colorado Mines Peak

Berthoud Pass. Photo Credit: Sparty1711 (iStock).

Parts of Colorado could be waking up to as much as a foot of mountaintop snow by Monday morning.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting "a few inches of snow in the high country" for Sunday and Monday.

According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, weather models predicting the storm vary widely on snowfall totals with accumulations of up to 12 inches possible in the mountains.

The NWS also noted that while most of the details are still "murky," snow is possible over the mountains along the Continental Divide as early as Sunday. Showers are likely to continue Sunday evening into Monday morning with a mix of rain and snow dropping over the southeast mountains and plains.

While many parts of the state brace for the "significant change in the weather," the fire danger still remains high. 

Elevated fire conditions are expected to span across the state, including areas near the Kansas border, through Friday. The danger comes as unseasonably warm conditions combine with low relative humidities and breezy southerly winds.

Don't let the wild weather fool you! Winter is coming with a number of ski resorts announcing their opening dates for the 2020-2021 season.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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Eburn

I created an account to tell you to get that racist mess out of here.

motoman

It's going to be a acid snow don't eat that toxic snoe

smokeygrits50

Let it snow let it snow let it snow.

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