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Marty’s Saturday Morning Forecast – PM Rain/Snow Showers – 4/18/20

Overview:  We're tracking warmer air and weak upper-level waves that will keep scattered rain showers, snow showers, and possibly some thunderstorms in the forecast almost daily over the next week.

Today:  After a cool morning we'll warm up compared to yesterday with high temperatures reaching the 50s and 60s along the I-25 corridor, 60s to lower 70s for the plains with mainly 40s to lower 50s over our local mountain areas. Clouds will be on the increase this afternoon and scattered rain and snow showers will begin developing over and near the mountains by early to mid-afternoon. As showers develop and move east the air will cool noticeably for many areas and the wind may get temporarily gusty. Snow will be confined to mainly mountain areas with a quick 1"- 3" possible on mainly cooler surfaces through this evening. A cold rain is expected under any showers that reach the plains, and any stronger showers over the plains could also produce some very small hail and lightning at times. Be prepared for varied weather conditions across the area this afternoon and evening.

Tonight:  Most of the scattered rain and snow showers should wind down shortly after the sun sets, but a few sprinkles and/or flurries could hang around until about midnight and some snow showers could linger a bit longer over the Continental Divide. Becoming partly cloudy everywhere late with low temperatures in the 20s and 30s.

Sunday:  Sunday will feature similar temperatures and a partly cloudy sky for most of the day, but by late afternoon and/or early evening the next wave could bring mainly spotty rain and/or snow showers to parts of the area. High temperatures should reach the 50s and 60s for the plains with 40s to lower 50s over the mountains.

Extended:  We will continue to track mainly weak, upper-level waves across the state for much of next week. Although the air will be warmer than last week, scattered rain and snow showers will stop us from getting too warm most days with mainly 40s and 50s over the mountains and 50s and 60s for the plains. Tuesday could feature a relative increase in the coverage of rain showers, snow showers and possibly some thunderstorms over the area. Wednesday will probably be the most likely day to remain dry. Thursday and Friday may again bring scattered rain and snow showers to parts of the area.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.