At least two more rounds of winter weather will be on tap for the High Country this week, which will also see the whole range of conditions from sunshine, rain, snow, and bitterly cold temperatures.
The week is forecast to start off non-eventful with sunshine and high temperatures in the lower 40s for Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). A cold front enters the area on Tuesday leading to the start of changing conditions.
NWS says that light to moderate snow accumulation will be possible Tuesday, after the change over from rain in the morning. Forecast highs are in the mid 30s but temperatures will fall into the mid 20s in the afternoon. Strong winds will also become a weather story, with gusts up to 30 mph and wind chill values as low as 8 above in the afternoon. There is also the potential for Flash Freeze conditions.
A second arctic front is expected on Wednesday as temperatures Wednesday morning through Thursday will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal and wind chill readings both mornings will range from -5 to 5 degrees. Less winds are expected Wednesday night but dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills will remain, the Weather Service adds.
Cold high pressure moves over the region on Thursday with temperatures remaining colder than normal in the low 20s.
The next weather system will come Friday and could bring more precipitation. Temperatures are forecast to bounce back into the 30s but will drop again following the front on Saturday with highs in the 20s.