With temperatures consistently in the 50s and 60s through Christmas, winter felt like a faint memory for Denver. But not so fast friends, cold temperatures are on their way for an extended stay in the Mile High.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, the Colorado mountains will see more light snow on Monday after getting hammered by a storm over the weekend. Snow intensity will increase throughout the day and overnight, equaling about a foot for some areas by sunrise Tuesday. Travel in the high country could be hazardous.

Denver will have a quiet start to the final week of 2021 — it will be mostly sunny with a high of 45 degrees. Winds could gust near 20 mph, and the nighttime temperature will dip to 22 degrees with a 30% chance of snow flurries. Very little, if any, powder is expected to stick downtown.

Tuesday will only reach 36 degrees with 20 mph wind gusts under sunny skies. The low will drop to 15 degrees. In the hills, scattered light snow showers in the mountains will continue but taper off in travel impacts.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 36 degrees and a low of 19 degrees.

A snowstorm could bring wintery weather to Denver on Friday.

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