Overview: Heavy snow and wind will cause winter driving conditions to be experienced over the high country this weekend with many of the major ski resorts receiving well over a foot of snow. Snow is likely to fall over the Front Range and the adjacent plains starting Sunday where areas of slick travel are also expected. The workweek will start out chilly with a slow warming trend through the week.
Today: Most of the snow will remain over the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide today, but the tops of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains could also receive intermittent snow showers, especially this morning. We expect a partly cloudy sky and breezy to windy conditions at times over and near our local mountains. High temperatures will range from the 50s to near 60 for the higher terrain to the south and west of Pueblo to the 40s to lower 50s elsewhere on the plains. Most of our local mountain areas will warm into the 40s.
Tonight: Snow will continue to fall over the high country while eastern Colorado will remain partly cloudy and breezy for much of the night. By morning the clouds should be thickening up with a few flurries or light snow showers possibly develop over the mountains around daybreak. We expect low temperatures will fall into the 20s to near 30 for the plains with teens over the mountains.
Sunday: Becoming cloudy with snow likely developing over many areas during day. The snow may start out a bit wet, but before long it should become light and airy and there will be some pockets of wind with this storm so some areas of blowing snow are expected. The heaviest snow will likely fall over and near the mountains from Fremont County southward where more than 8” of snow appears possible for some communities, but many other areas will receive enough snow to slow travel. The snow should wind down late Sunday night. The air won't warm very much with high temperatures only in the 20s and 30s area -wide.
Extended: The storm will move out of the area early on Monday but we'll remain cold, and a pool of cold air aloft may allow for some afternoon clouds and possibly a few flurries to develop over and near the mountains during the afternoon. Tuesday will be mostly sunny but chilly with high temperatures in the 20s and 30s and low temperatures mainly in the single digits. We should warm a bit Wednesday although it's likely we'll have more clouds around as well. A weak system could kick up the wind and bring a little snow to mainly mountain areas, but it's possible that scattered snow showers could also develop along the I-25 corridor. We expect some wave clouds Friday and Saturday, but the air should start to warm up again.