Looking at this forecast, a vision of the little girl in the movie “The Shining” keeps popping up in my hear….”It’s baaaaaack….”

Just when you might have thought that warmer spring-like weather was here to stay, a fast moving inside slider type of storm system will make a quick but dramatic pass through the region Tuesday. High temperatures will fall more than 20 degrees from Monday’s highs as a low drops down from the north. This kind of pattern will likely result in as much or more precipitation in the valleys compared to the mountains, so it shouldn’t pose any real difficult travel issues over the passes. Snow levels will range from 6,000-7,000′.

By Wednesday morning the skies will clear and we can expect a moderate to hard freeze in the valleys, so take measures to protect any frost sensitive plants. Temperatures will climb quickly back into the 60s Wednesdays and the 70s by Thursday. A slight chance of showers returns to the region by the weekend.