DENVER – Colorado is in for its first real dose of snow for the season this week, with snow likely across the higher mountains on Tuesday and a chance for Denver’s first snow of the season later this week.
The Denver area will see cooler temperatures Tuesday, with highs around 60, but any precipitation is expected to be limited to rain. In the mountains west of the Continental Divide, winter weather advisories are in effect above 9,000 feet starting at midnight through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A winter storm warning will go into effect for the eastern San Juan Mountains above 10,000 feet, where up to a foot of snow could fall and winds could gust up to 65 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
In the areas where the winter weather advisories will be in effect Tuesday, between 4 and 8 inches of snow is generally forecast, including for the La Garita Mountains, San Juans, Gore and Elk Mountains, Elkhead and Park Mountains, and the Flat Tops.
At the lower mountain elevations, some areas could pick up 1-3 inches of snow, according to the NWS.