Denver might see a few snowflakes Sunday as a cold front moves across the Front Range — but the white stuff won’t stick around long, if at all.
The Front Range will see chilly temperatures, rain and possibly a few flakes Sunday evening and overnight, said Zach Hiris, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at Boulder. But no more than a half-inch of snow is expected to accumulate.
“I can’t rule out a dusting or some really light slushy accumulations tonight,” Hiris said, but added that with Sunday’s highs in the 60s and Monday’s in the 50s, the region will still be too warm for any snow to last long.
Rain showers could start after 1 p.m. Sunday, and any snow that does fall is expected between 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service at Boulder.
Denver might see it’s first freeze of the season in that time frame, Hiris added, but even that will depend on whether the city sees cloud cover (which will keep temps warmer) or clear skies (which will cool the city down). Most of the northern Front Range is under a freeze watch.
“This is pretty late for a first freeze across the Denver metro,” Hiris said. “Generally you start to see that sometime around the start of October, but expected by middle October. It’s not the latest freeze on record, but it’s certainly been a slow start to get into that more fall-like weather.”
Denver’s latest freeze ever recorded was on a Nov. 15.
After Sunday night’s cool down, temperatures will climb Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the 60s midweek, according to the National Weather Service at Boulder. Another cold front will move in Thursday and could bring another round of snow flurries.
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