Mild for now, rain chances increase by midweek

12:55 PM, Saturday, October 17, 2015

After a long, dry and unseasonably warm stretch, the next 5 days will bring some change, but a classic October snowstorm is not in the making.

The Front Range and eastern Colorado will be enjoying another nice weekend. There is a chance for some scattered showers/thundershowers in western Colorado, and only a very small chance in and near the Front Range foothills.  A storm system to the west should slowly approach Colorado by midweek, but possibly pass to the south. Moisture levels should be on the increase. The chance for some showery precipitation, and maybe some thunder, should remain very small Monday, but begin to increase Tuesday. If we are going to get a more steady period of rain, that would most likely be Tuesday evening or Wednesday.

Although the increased clouds will keep daytime temperatures cooler by midweek, it’s not a very cold system. Snow levels should remain high. Even Nederland could end up on the liquid side of the rain-snow line.

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