The metro area is expected to see temperatures well above freezing for the next three days. But temperatures won’t stay above freezing all the time. Denver is forecast to experience a cooling trend, as a high-pressure ridge will slide out into the upper Midwest.
Snow conditions are expected to return across the state later Tuesday, after frigid temperatures that have dropped to just 20 degrees above zero in parts of the area. The low temperature of 34 below in Castle Rock on Monday night is the coldest recorded temperature in the United States this season.
This will also serve as a wake-up call for many commuters: Like this weekend, a delayed evening commute could result as temperatures drop to the single digits. And, there’s still the possibility of snow in the Denver area Tuesday evening, particularly along the Interstate 25 corridor west of the city, but snowfall is expected to be short-lived.
The air will clear on Tuesday, and the lower temperatures will come at a time when the annual Denver Ski Show is happening this week, but more importantly it will allow Colorado travelers to climb aboard the boisterous eastbound flight to warmer climes. The Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, and that game could bring 70,000 fans onto the Los Angeles area roads. And, if you ask me, that’s much better than three days of subzero temperatures.