Sunshine and daytime temperatures nearing 60 F will headline the weather across northeastern Colorado this weekend. A cold front will briefly nudge into the northeastern plains late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, but this push of cold air will be shallow and likely not reach the higher foothills including communities such as Nederland, Ward, and Rollinsville. A much stronger cold front will approach the area Monday evening as a trough of low pressure in the Pacific Northwest digs southeastward across the Central Rockies. It is certain that this system will bring much colder temperatures for the remainder of next week. . The precipitation forecast is more complicated. It looks like several pieces of energy will propagate through this trough from Tuesday into early next weekend. The latest precipitation forecasts for this period are not as high as they were yesterday, but snow still appears likely in the foothills next week with several inches possible. As with any forecast of a weather system this far in the future, details will become more defined over the next few days.
Look for winds to be on the increase Monday as the front approaches. We are getting into the time of year when the infamous Nederland winds can blow, and Monday will be a bit breezy with winds of 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Enjoy the warm weekend! Winter will return next week.