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.
"Denver's first snow! #snow #1stsnow #notreadyforsnow #sopretty #nofilter #bestoftheday #picoftheday," said Instagram user melauder on Oct. 7, 2012.
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.
The wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Soggy weather will be the rule in the run-up to Christmas in the Atlanta area.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Harrisburg area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Pittsburgh area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
After a few mild days at the start of the week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
After a few mild days at the start of this week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
Elk Park, MT (1983)
Unofficially -64 degrees F. (nation's all time record low is -70 degrees F.).
New Orleans, LA (1989)
1" of snow.
Chicago, IL (1993)
Only 0.2" of snow to this point in the season an all time low for so late in the season.