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Colorado weather forecast: Arctic front brings cooler temps

9:55 AM, Feb 9, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - The Colorado "weathercoaster" takes us downhill Sunday with temperatures from 15 to 20 degrees colder on the Front Range.

A weak arctic front moved into Colorado Saturday evening. Afternoon highs for the Front Range will be at or below the freezing mark. Temperatures in northern and northeast Colorado will be in the upper teens. There will also be a chance for light snow, but very little if any accumulation is expected. Conditions will gradually improve overnight as drier air arrives from the west. 

Snow in the mountains will be heavy at times today, especially on west facing slopes. Additional accumulations will range from 7 to 14 inches by tonight. Higher amounts are possible in the northern mountains. Strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow leading to whiteout conditions. Backcountry travel is not recommended today due to an increased danger of avalanches. 

Winds of 20 to 40 mph hour are possible with gusts up to 65 mph. Weather conditions will gradually improve late tonight. Snow will gradually come to an end by Monday evening.

Monday morning will start off with patchy fog for lower elevations with a chance for flurries. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 50s with skies clearing through the afternoon and evening. 

Temperatures will warm to above average for the upcoming week.

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