KUSA – A winter weather warning has been issued for parts of north-northwest Colorado since 7 p.m. Sunday at noon on Monday, says the National Meteorological Service.

The notice has been issued for almost the entire Rocky Mountain National Park, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and the eastern edges of Garfield and White River counties.

Although not as severe as an Ice Storm Warning or a Winter Storm Warning, NWS says that a Winter Weather Warning will be issued whenever chilly rain or 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected in the forecast . The climate is expected to cause a significant inconvenience but is not expected to be serious enough for a warning.

Although most places in Colorado experienced a mild Sunday in December, with highs in the Denver area of ​​64 degrees, a cooldown is directed to Monday in the Rocky Mountains, with peaks that reach 40 and an overnight low of 19.

A rapid outbreak of snow in the mountains is expected Sunday night through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Forecast. Even on the border of Wyoming, almost 8 inches is possible.

Wind gusts are also a concern at night hours, with gusts of 30-50 mph common in the mountains and foothills. Winds are expected to turn off later in the day on Monday.

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