It's going to be another really nice day today here in Northern Colorado with plenty of sun in the forecast and temperatures getting close to 50 degrees but then, the bottom drops out - literally - over the next few days.

According to the National Weather Service, a massive arctic blast is expected to roll through Colorado starting Monday evening and bring some serious chill and a little more snow for us over the next few days.

I was driving with my windows down and wearing short sleeves on Saturday and especially on Sunday with a very early spring tease, but winter is back in a big way this week.

Hey, it's winter in Colorado so while this isn't necessarily a shocking thing, we'll take every nice day we can this time of year and roll with the punches.

Here's a rough timeline on when the cold air and snow will be arriving for us this week. Remember, this is just a rough timeline because this is Colorado in February and things can change. Quickly.

5 Things You Need To Know About This Week's Arctic Blast:

  1. Highs will drop like a rock on Tuesday into the single digits
  2. Temperatures will be below zero overnight Tuesday and overnight Wednesday
  3. Heavy mountain snow is likely Monday night through Wednesday
  4. The Front Range could see 1-3 inches of snow Tuesday-Wednesday
  5. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the 20s and 30s by next Friday

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