Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of northwestern Colorado

KUSA - A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of north-northwestern Colorado from 7 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, the National Weather Service says.

The advisory has been issued for nearly all of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and the eastern edges of Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.

While not as serious as an Ice Storm Warning or a Winter Storm Warning, NWS says a Winter Weather Advisory is issued whenever freezing rain is expected or 2 - 4 inches of snow is in the forecast. The weather is expected to cause a significant inconvenience but isn't expected to be serious enough for a 'warning'.

Despite most places in Colorado experienced a mild December Sunday - with highs in the Denver area reaching 64 degrees - a cooldown is headed to the Rocky Mountain State Monday - with highs just tapping 40 and an overnight low of 19.

A quick burst of snow is expected in the mountains Sunday night into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Forecast. Up by the Wyoming border, nearly 8 inches is possible.

Wind gusts are also a concern heading into the overnight hours, with 30-50 mph gusts common throughout the mountains and foothills. The winds are expected to die down later in the day on Monday.

To keep on top of all the latest weather information, head to our weather page.

Our regularly updated forecast can be found here.

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