Don’t be fooled by hot and dry weather leading into Memorial Day Weekend around Colorado. It’s possible that rapidly dropping temperatures could lead to some wet flakes at higher elevation spots in parts of the state come Sunday storms.
According to KKTV meteorologist Lucy Bergemann, a 40-degree temperature swing on Sunday night will make snow unsurprising in mountainous areas around the Pikes Peak Region. Heavy precipitation is predicted in that area from Sunday night to Monday morning, so it will be a matter of whether or not the temperature allows freezing.
Snow could also be possible in other high-elevation areas around the state.
Breckenridge is predicted to see a low in the mid-30s combined with thunderstorms and rain on Sunday and Monday, possible dropping snow if lower temperatures are present on surrounding mountain peaks. The Winter Park area could also see a near freezing low of 33 degrees on Sunday and Monday, though will likely see less precipitation than the Breckenridge area (it’s still predicted to rain all of Saturday). Temperatures in Steamboat Springs will also near freezing with rain predicted.
While some snow may be possible, most of the weekend will be warm and dry for much of the state.
Prior to storms rolling through on Sunday, much of the Front Range will experience a high in the 80s, with the mountainous area reaching into the 70s. The Western Slope has very little predicted precipitation, with a hot Friday dropping down to highs in the 70s for the rest of the holiday weekend.
Fire danger is high in many parts of the state. Check with local guidelines and restrictions prior to sparking a fire.
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