12/23/2012 01:33 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2013

Denver May Be Getting White Christmas This Year: Snow Likely Monday, Tuesday

While winter just began last Friday with Colorado enjoying fairly consistent 50-degree weather, but forecasts for the week are showing that all of that is about to change with a likely snowstorm on Christmas Eve.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop Sunday evening to 22 degrees Fahrenheit before rising slightly to 33 degrees during the day on Monday with a chance of snow.

With a high temperature of 51 degrees, Sunday is probably the last best day to finish holiday shopping before weather conditions begin to deteriorate over night.

Evening temperatures on Christmas Eve are expected to drop to just 12 degrees with a 70 percent likely chance of snow and a continued chance for snow on Tuesday, Christmas Day.

The forecast is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow with gentle winds before the sun returns again on Wednesday.

"It looks pretty good right now for a White Christmas," Mike Baker, forecast meteorologist for the Weather Service, told The Denver Post on Saturday.

Last year, Denver received about 3 inches for the holidays.



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