After a snowy first weekend of summer in the high country, the daily low temperature record was set early Monday in Colorado Springs and tied in Pueblo, said meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The temperature was 41 degrees just before 6 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Airport, the city’s official measurement site. The previous low record for the date was 43 degrees in 1993.

Monday morning’s temperature in Pueblo, 45 degrees, tied its previous record set in 1995, meteorologists said.

Colorado Springs hasn't hit 90 degrees yet. Is that lack of heat normal?

Colorado Springs weather was to reach nearly 80 degrees Monday, and Tuesday is expected to bring a chance of rain after 1 p.m. and a high of 83, the NWS forecast shows.

Temperatures are forecast to rise to nearly 90 degrees midweek, with showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoons. Wednesday’s high is expected to be near 87; Thursday and Friday have the best chance for highs of 90.

Saturday, more than a foot of snow fell overnight in Spicer, west of Fort Collins. Nearly 3 inches of snow was reported over Loveland Pass, and Breckenridge reported nearly an inch after a summer snowstorm rolled over the Rocky Mountains.

Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, the highest continuous paved highway in the U.S., closed on the first day of summer because of snow drifts and icy conditions. The road remained closed Monday between Rainbow Curve on the east side and the Colorado River trail head on the west side.

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