AccuWeather.com Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for another blast of cold air across the Plains, which could lead to more spring snow for Denver.
A potent dip in the jet stream, currently located in the Gulf of Alaska will dive southeastward into early next week, sending a shot of cold air into the northern Plains and northern Rockies Monday night into Tuesday.
This cold air will meet up with warm, moist air to the south, creating a battle zone of showers and thunderstorms across the Plains states.
Meanwhile, a zone of high pressure is expected to build southward with the cold air. With this high moving into the northern Rockies, it will create an easterly wind that will flow up the Colorado Rockies, which is one of the primary ingredients needed to produce precipitation across this region.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said that, "Some of our forecast tools are showing temperatures falling into 30s across the Denver area by Wednesday morning. The cold air combined with an east wind flowing up the mountains could lead to more accumulating snow in the city and the mountains."
While not set in stone, the dynamics to produce several inches of accumulation in Denver are beginning to line up.
Pindrock says, "If everything comes together, the mountains to the west of Denver could receive a foot or more of snow on Wednesday."
Pindrock also mentioned that, "Denver averages about 1.3 inches of snow during the month of May, which means that forecasting snow this time of year isn't rare."
With daytime highs in the 80s expected the next two days, residents are going to forget that Denver normally experiences great differences in temperatures during the spring months.
Often, it will warm up quite a bit before snowfall occurs and with near-record highs expected Monday, the fact that it could snow on Wednesday isn't all that far fetched.
Stay tuned to AccuWeather.com over the next couple of days as we continue to monitor the upcoming cold shot aimed at the Plains as well as the potential for more snow in Denver.
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