Following above-normal warmth to start the week, snow and freezing temperatures will return for Denver by late in the week.
Highs will climb into the 70s in Denver on Monday and Tuesday, rising about 10-15 degrees above normal. An area of high pressure will dominate, promoting the dry weather with partial sunshine and unusual warmth.
On Wednesday, the high will top out closer to normal in the lower 60s before drastic changes occur overnight. A powerful cold front will plow through the area, bringing rain followed by snow as the low plummets below freezing.
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Colder air will linger through the rest of the week with highs reaching only near freezing on Friday. The best chance of accumulating snow will occur during the day Friday.
Keep checking back with AccuWeather.com for the latest on this week's wild weather.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
A storm brought heavy snow and travel headaches across the Northeast on Tuesday.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
On this week's edition of AccuWeather LIVE, we'll take a look at an upcoming winter storm and how it may affect holiday travel.
Detroit will get a break from snow toward the end of the week as milder air arrives for the city.
As record-challenging warmth air pays a brief visit to the Eastern states, delays from rain, fog, ice and snow will be on the increase this weekend over much of the nation for early holiday travelers.
Valparaiso, IN (1981)
Heavy lake effect snowburst dumps 22" in just a 3-hour period.
Bennet Bridge, NY (1975)
Lake effect snowburst; 34" snow.
Record snowfall: Spokane, WA - 20.9"; Yakima, WA - 21.4".