It might snow in Denver on Monday, so you better start winterizing

Another storm is expected to move into Colorado on Sunday night, and its temperatures will be cold enough to bring snow as low as 5,000 feet.

A cold and dreary April morning. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A snowy morning in April 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This weekend’s Denver temperatures may hit the 70s, which of course means it could snow on Monday.

Another storm is expected to move into Colorado on Sunday night, and its temperatures will be cold enough to bring snow as low as 5,000 feet, potentially including Denver, according to forecasters.

“There is a good chance of precipitation with this storm, but timing is uncertain at this point. It does look cold enough to snow over the plains, including the urban corridor,” the National Weather Service warns.

Joel Graetz of OpenSnow concurs. He sees potential for accumulation, but says that the roads will mostly just get wet, not snowy. Still, he advises that snow could accumulate on overpasses, at night, or in the slightly higher parts of the metro.

Daytime temperatures may fall into the 40s on Monday, NWS predicts. Nighttime temperatures starting on Sunday and Monday may fall to freezing — which means that if you have sprinklers, you may want to get them winterized pronto.

The mountains, of course, could see a lot more snow — up to 12 inches or more around Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldora, Graetz predicts in his detailed analysis. I highly recommend his forecasts for winter trip planning, by the way.

This would be a relatively early first snow for Denver, but nothing record-breaking. Here’s a look at Denver’s earliest snowfalls. (They’re in September.)

The storm may stick around until Tuesday, according to NWS.

Andrew Kenney

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