Dec 21, 2013 7:33 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
Happy 1st day of winter! Officially starts today at 10:11am (MST).
Between mostly cloudy skies this morning and this evening, expect a mix of clouds and sun. A system will move across the state later today bringing a chance of snow for some this evening. The timing for the snow looks to be anywhere between sunset and midnight. The areas with the best chance of seeing snow include the eastern mountains, the Palmer Divide, and the Wets and Sangres. Amounts will range anywhere from 1 to 4 inches. Some light snow is possible at times for areas along the I-25 corridor though amounts should stay under an inch. The Eastern Plains won't see much if any snow overnight.
More sunshine is in the forecast for Sunday though temperatures will remain cold. Highs look to stay in the 30s in most spots this weekend.
No major weather systems are forecast to move through the state during the remainder of the week. Christmas Eve Day looks mild and dry though a cold front will knock temperatures down for Christmas Day. There's only a 10% chance of seeing a few snowflakes on Christmas Day. After the brief cooldown for the middle of the week, temperatures will warm again after the holiday.
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