Forecast: Icy Travel Through The Afternoon In Many Areas

Saul Bowman
December 27, 2017

I can't guarantee the same as we head into Christmas-proper on Monday.

Precipitation will continue this evening before tapering off tonight.

However, the sun will not stay up.

Showers will begin to taper off later tonight, though with temperatures dropping below freezing there is the potential for a refreeze overnight.

Even more snow is heading our way for Christmas Eve!

The weather is set to take a turn for the worse once again next week after a mild build-up to the festive period which saw temperatures reach 12 degrees celsius. This will be a few hours after sunset Sunday. "We're looking at mostly clear skies but high temperatures will only be in the upper 30s to near 40, 5 to 10 degrees below average for across our area", Ritter said. Enough to make roads slippery, but not impassable.

And for Christmas Day, the National Weather Service forecasts a 70% chance of another two inches of snow. Only 15 percent of Denver's Christmases since 1882 have seen any measurable snowfall.

As the morning goes by and the kids wake up to see what Santa brought them, more snow falls! Wind speeds will also be higher as the snow arrives.

Wind gusts near 30MPH for Christmas Day.

Mountain areas in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming received over a foot of new snow from a storm that started Saturday, good news for holiday skiers and resorts that have struggled with a slow start to the season.

There may be a mixture of rain, sleet and snow along the I-95 corridor.

A mix of rain and snow becoming all snow giving 1-3 inches for most, a coating to 1 inch south. People will likely be out traveling for Christmas Eve and that will only add to the traffic jams that are likely to come with the winter weather.

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