5:45 AM MDT, Friday, October 29, 2021
We have not had any prolonged cold spells yet this season, but that is about to change. The good news is that we are not likely to experience record cold. But a period of below average temperatures is likely by Sunday and expected to continue through most or all of next week. Lower elevation temperatures will probably remain below 50 the whole time, and the coldest day or two next week may stay in the 30s. The initial cold front will probably be Saturday afternoon or early evening.
Will the lower foothills and eastern plain get their first snow? Possibly, but it’s not looking very likely at this point. There is no organized storm system coming through, just some very subtle and weak disturbances. So we may see a few periods with low clouds and light amounts of snow or drizzle next week.
So in summary, plan for Saturday to be the milder day this weekend, and the colder weather moves in.