KUSA - The next winter storm is expected to arrive Sunday afternoon and evening, bringing more snow to the mountains and wind and cold temperatures to the Front Range.
Sunday weather will be mild, but breezy east of the divide. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid to upper 60s along the urban corridor and in the low 70s for the eastern plains.
Ahead of the storm winds are expected to increase, especially on the plains where a wind advisory will be in effect on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Gusts are expected to reach from 40 to 50 mph, causing problems for light and high profile vehicles. Winds along the urban corridor could gust up to 25 mph.
Showers are expected to develop Sunday afternoon in our southern mountains, and continue to move towards the north and northeast for the rest of the day. Some showers could mix with snow. Some of the showers could make it over the divide and onto the Front Range this afternoon bringing light rain through the late evening. No severe weather is expected.
The biggest part of the storm won't arrive until after midnight. At this time a winter weather advisory will go in effect and last through Monday evening for accumulations varying from 2 to 5 inches" in the central mountains, to 4 to 8 8nches around Rabbit Ears Pass and RMNP.
A winter storm warning also goes in effect at midnight and lasts through Monday evening for the Flattops and Elkhead Mountains for snow accumulations from 6 to 10 inches. Wind speeds could gust to 40 mph in high mountain passes causing blowing snow and reduced visibilities.
Heavy to moderate snowfall will continue through Monday in the high country. The Front Range will have partly cloudy skies with a few passing showers, and gusts up to 20 mph at times.
Temperatures will be cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s. The chance for rain and snow is also possible in lower elevations overnight, especially in the foothills and along the Palmer Divide. Snow chances decrease on Tuesday, but colder temperatures will take over with highs expected in the mid 40s.
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