As has been the case in recent years, this year’s Frozen Dead Guy Days (FDGD) festival in Nederland, Colorado, will be lacking in snow, both on the ground and in the air. Despite that, it will feel like winter with daytime temperatures struggling to get above freezing on Saturday and Sunday. Light spotty snow showers were falling around the Front Range Foothills communities on Friday evening, but accumulations will be light and generally under an inch.
A cold front will push across northern Colorado by midday Saturday. Temperatures will plummet back into the 20s F by evening as northeasterly upslope winds usher in much colder air. The warmest temperatures of the day will be in the morning when the thermometer will top out around 35 F. While this front does not have a lot of moisture to work with, a few snow showers cannot be ruled out, but accumulations will be light and spotty. The cold air will remain entrenched on Sunday with temperatures hovering in the 30-35 F range. There should be plenty of sunshine and winds will be lighter, so overall it will be a pleasant day to watch the FDGD coffin races or partake in a game of frozen turkey bowling.
By early next week, temperatures will start moderating with highs back into the 40s F on Monday. By then, “Grandpa” should be back in his Tough Shed on dry ice. He shouldn’t thaw out too much this weekend!