The recent stretch of above-average warmth and nice weather across the Front Range corridor has come to an end.
A blast of cold air diving out of Canada will continue to plunge southward through Sunday night, forcing folks to dig out the winter jackets once again in exchange for the t-shirts and shorts they've grown accustomed to lately.
Accompanying the cold air will be heavy snowfall which will bring significant accumulations to the mountains.
Cities such as Casper, Wyo., Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver, Colo., are also getting their fair share of snow.
Snow accumulations may measure between 3 to 6 inches in these areas. Snowfall amounts will depend on snowfall intensity and the time at which it falls. Higher amounts will be featured closer to the mountains.
Snow will have a tougher time accumulating on roads during the day due to the spring sun angle and recent warm ground temperatures. That is unless the snow falls heavily for a time.
Although the heaviest amounts will not accumulate on roadways, slushy spots are likely to develop and could freeze as temperatures plunge at night.
Motorists traveling on I-25 between Casper, Cheyenne, and Denver are urged to use caution as well as folks traveling on I-70 and I-80.
Accumulating snow has even spread to Nebraska and will do the same across Kansas through Sunday night.
The sudden rush of cold air will likely come as a surprise to many. A recent warm stretch has kept temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the I-25 corridor, which is well above average for this time of the year.
The arrival of cold front will drop high temperatures in Denver and surrounding areas to levels not seen since March 22.
That date marks the last time Denver recorded a high temperature in the 30s. Sunday's high is expected to be 34, a 38 degree difference from Saturday's high temperature of 72.
Lows will be much colder with temperatures bottoming out in the teens and low 20s on Sunday night.
There are many things to look forward to though. The snow and cold will have a tough time sticking around.
Temperatures are expected to rebound back into the 50s and 60s for Monday and Tuesday with no precipitation in sight.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news and bad news for people in the northeastern United States into early next week.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Those looking forward to traveling or spending the bank holiday weekend outdoors across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
Rain will threaten to put a damper on Walpurgis Night and May Day festivities across parts of Germany this weekend.
Enough cold air will be in place for another round of heavy snow to fall across Colorado, including Denver, to end the week.
Pueblo, CO (1990)
16.8" of snow in 24 hours. This tied 24-hour record for April set from April 1-2, 1957.
Alta, UT (1991)
Record April snowfall of 136.2 inches beats the 136 inches set during 1963 and again in 1974. Season total was 580.1"; normal is 486.1".
Franklin County, PA (1994)
Gusty winds knocked a power line into a metal fence, illuminating it like the inside of a toaster. 15 cows near the fence were electrocuted.