KUSA - We're 17 days away from the official start of spring on March 20th, but the weather in Colorado is far from spring like Sunday. We'll have one more day of winter and bitter cold temperatures before a big temperature jump is expected for the start of the workweek.
Sunday morning started with areas of light snow and fog across the Front Range. The temperatures were so cold that even looking outside your window was enough to make you go back to bed under the warm covers. Morning temperatures were in the single digits with wind chill readings below zero.
Afternoon highs on the Front Range are expected to be in the upper 20s and low 30s with temperatures rising only in the teens for the northeastern corner of the state. A wind chill advisory will remain in effect for the Eastern Plains through 5pm because of expected wind chill readings of 18 below zero. You should limit your outdoor exposure in this warning area and wear a hat and gloves if you must be outdoors.
The snow has tapered off in the metro area but cloudy skies remain. Skies will gradually become partly cloudy through Sunday evening. Snow will continue in parts of the southern mountains with an additional 2 to 5 inches expected through tonight for the San Juan Mountains and cities like Telluride, Durango, and Pagosa Springs. A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for this area until 9pm Sunday night.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect along I-25 south of Pueblo and in Southeast Colorado until 5pm Sunday afternoon. Accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are possible in this area making road travel difficult.
On Monday, a chance for isolated snow showers is still possible over the mountains with no new advisories in effect during that time. Temperatures on the Front Range will warm to the mid 50s with partly cloudy skies. Above average temperatures are expected for the rest of the week with the next for chance for snow in the metro area arriving by the end of the week.