An Arctic blast of weather is on the way with wind chill temperatures plunging below zero on Sunday and Monday in widespread areas.
In Denver on Saturday there’s a 30% chance for snow after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast. Skies will be partly sunny and the high temperature in the city will top out near 33 degrees. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
In the central and northern mountains on Saturday heavy bands of snow are expected in the afternoon, with rates of 1 inch per hour at times, according to the weather service. Snow will be heavier north of Interstate 70, especially in the Park and Gore ranges. Afternoon travel conditions could be hazardous. Snow is expected to decrease overnight.
Moderate snow will continue in the mountains today and will become much lighter tonight. Snow will pick back up tomorrow and will last into Monday with another foot of snow possible in Park and Gore Ranges. If you are traveling in the mountains, come prepared and informed. #COwx pic.twitter.com/GdhUGH1E4Y
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) January 28, 2023
Overnight in Denver there’s a chance for snow and freezing rain before 8 p.m., then a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 8 p.m. and midnight. Mostly cloudy skies will bring a chance of snow after midnight as the low temperature drops to about 5 degrees. The chance for precipitation is 40%, the weather service said. Snow accumulation should be minimal.
On Sunday, weather in the metro area will be bitter cold, with wind chill values dropping to -3 degrees, according to the NWS. Skies will be cloudy, there’s a 40% chance of snow and the high temperature will be steady at about 9 degrees. New snow accumulation will be less than an inch.
Sunday night in Denver the low temperature will drop to -2 degrees, with wind chill values down to -11, the weather service said. There’s a 40% chance of snow, with less than an inch of accumulation, under cloudy skies.
In northeastern Colorado on Sunday and Monday, overnight, wind chill values will drop to near -20 in widespread areas, and the wind chill value is expected to remain below zero on Monday.
On Monday in Denver there is a 20% chance for afternoon snow, skies will be mostly cloudy and the high will top out near 14 degrees, the weather service said. The Monday overnight temperature will be about 4 degrees under partly cloudy skies.
Sunny skies are expected over Denver on Tuesday, with a high temperature near 34 degrees.