DENVER (CBS4) – An unusually cool storm system will hit the Pacific Northwest this week, with temperatures several degrees below normal for this time of year. The cooler weather is expected to bring some help to the crews fighting some of the larger forest fires in the northwestern United States.
The latest 6-10-day temperature outlook, released Sunday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, suggests that sub-normal weather could affect much of the northern Rockies, including parts of northern Colorado and Utah . Some places in Montana will only see highs in the 1940s and 50s with lows in the 30s for the next few days.
It might even be cold enough that light snow can form in the higher mountains of Montana and northwest Wyoming by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The amount of snow would remain very high and it could even be mixed with rain, but it is definitely a sign of what is to come when the seasons change over the next few weeks.
Although it won’t be that cold in Colorado, we expect a little cooler air in the afternoon or evening hours on Wednesday. By Thursday, the Denver high will be about 10 degrees cooler with a statewide chance of some showers and thunderstorms.