Memories of Sunday’s picnic-worthy weather in the metro area have been be checked at the front door this morning as people leave for work in gray, cool conditions.

The National Weather Service said today’s highs in the mid-40s across the Front Range will kick off a week of cooler temperatures and periodic moisture. That’s in stark contrast to Sunday’s temperature, which fell one degree shy of tying 2004’s record high of 79 degrees.

Rain and snow could continue today until 10 a.m. under mostly cloudy skies as the high temperature tops out at about 47 degrees in the city, according to the National Weather Service.

Denver’s snow accumulation today should be less than an inch. But snow and blowing snow could hamper travel in the high country today, the weather service warns.

Snow accumulations in the mountains could reach up to 20 inches today at higher elevations with up to 10 inches in some mountain valleys, the weather service said.

Snow should linger in the mountains on Tuesday as the Eastern Plains gets a break with warmer, calmer weather.

Tuesday and Wednesday in the Denver area should be partly sunny with high temperatures near 50 degrees, the weather service said.

Drastic weather swings are normal during the snowiest month of the year in Colorado, meteorologists say.

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What rain?What snow?We’re still waiting.


3/23/2009 1:01:58 PM

Rained around 3 a.m., for about 2 minutes, at Brinkley’s secret homeless campsite in north Boulder. Lightning and thunder, also.


3/23/2009 2:52:29 PM

You’re so lucky, Brink, nothing here.


3/23/2009 3:25:01 PM

Doc – that may have been someone urinating on your tent.

3/23/2009 3:35:45 PM