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.
A significant change in the weather is expected for Sunday and Monday, but the details are still murky. Here's an analysis of the various scenarios and possible impacts for southern CO. Please monitor https://t.co/pZtSo4uzlK for the latest forecasts. #cowx pic.twitter.com/F2dhWmnfca— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) October 7, 2020
Warm & dry weather remains in the forecast thru Saturday, with record/near record warmth expected on Thursday (Denver record is 85 set in 1910).— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 7, 2020
Change in the weather is still on track by late weekend/early next week. Cooler temps, & possibly some snow for the mountains! #COwx pic.twitter.com/qhdxhL89gC
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.