Warm Mon-Tue; big storm in Northeast U.S. to impact air travel

10:15 AM, Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday and Tuesday are likely to be the peak of the current warm spell with afternoon temperatures running some 20 degrees above average across Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.  Colder weather should arrive after midweek, but no major cold snap is on the horizon for the Front Range.

The record high temperatures for Denver and Boulder:

Denver: 73 from 1982 (Monday), and 76 from 1888 (Tuesday)

Boulder: 72 from 1982 (Monday), and 68 from 2003 (Tuesday)

We probably won’t reach the records on Monday, but on Tuesday Boulder may get very close if we can keep the high clouds away.

If you are traveling by air this week, a major nor’easter snowstorm Monday evening through Tuesday is likely to shut down airports in Boston, Hartford, New York CIty, and Newark, with ground delays in Philadelphia and Washington.

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