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Colorado Weather: Spring arrives with big mountain snow

Spring starts with snow in the mountains and mild temperatures in Denver
Spring starts with snow in the mountains and mild temperatures in Denver 02:32

Spring arrives on this afternoon with plenty of clouds and mild temperatures across the Denver metro area and a wintry blast for the mountains. Our Vernal Equinox pops at 3:24 pm. 


The Denver metro area will have mild temperatures despite a few more clouds in the mixture. Highs should be in the 50s. There is a slight chance for an afternoon sprinkle especially across northeastern Colorado.


The mountains will have two big waves of wintry weather with snow and wind. Monday into Tuesday there are several warnings and advisories for heavy snow. With some western mountains seeing a foot of snow or more. The southern San Juan mountains may pick up 1 to 4 feet of snow.


The second blast of snow will be Tuesday night into Thursday where again the western mountains may see another foot or more thru Thursday morning.


Temperatures will be in the 50s for the Denver metro area thru Wednesday. There is then a chance for a rain/snow mix in the middle of the week. At this time no accumulation is expected.  

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