It was 80 degrees on Monday, but there will be half a foot or more of snow Wednesday: Denver in spring is shaping up to have more wild twists than a soap opera!
A powerful cold front is driving eastward Wednesday, switching heavy rain over to snow from Colorado and Wyoming to Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. There are winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for most of the region. The bull's eye of snow looks to be north and west of Denver where the east-facing slopes could get 10 to 20 inches. Another bull's eye will be around Minneapolis, where locals could see 5 to 10 inches of snow.
— Craig Happ (@CraigHapp) May 1, 2013
The temps will hang around freezing all day, so that will make the water content in the snow much higher. It will be a heavy, wet, good packing snow that will accumulate on branches and most likely bring them down. Watch for power outages by Wednesday afternoon.
Once the cold front passes, the temps will respond by falling quicker than Peter Brady’s voice during a recording session. Kansas City will hit 80, but only top out at 40 Thursday. Look out!