Boulder residents would be well advised to enjoy the sun while it lasts, as forecasters are calling for a turn in the weather that could bring up to 5 inches of new snow to town late Sunday night into Monday evening.
After reaching a high of 63 degrees on Saturday, Boulder is expected to be slightly cooler Sunday, with a high near 50 and increasing cloud cover throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.
By 11 p.m., snowflakes are expected to start falling as temperatures drop into the teens overnight. Between 1 and 2 inches of new snow accumulation is expected by Monday morning as part of a storm that could linger into Monday night, eventually dropping as much as 5 inches in places around the city, forecasters say.
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“There could be some periods of light snow and some periods of a little heavier snow, so people should be prepared for that on Monday,” said Kari Bowen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.
Windy conditions in the mountains and foothills are expected to precede the cold front, with gusts as high as 60 mph expected in some places on Sunday.
Monday night is expected to be chilly--with an projected low around 5 degrees-- and Tuesday will not bring much relief, as forecasts call for a high in the mid 20s.
Wednesday and Thursday should see highs in the mid 40s, closer to average for late January, according to the Weather Service.