Snowy into Wednesday morning

Noon, Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cold, snowy weather is likely into Wednesday morning, mainly light, but with some brief heavier periods likely. Plan for a slow commute both Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Although a big storm isn’t expected, it got off to a better than expected start along parts of the northern Front Range. In addition, the snowflakes have a dendritic character (fluffy), so a little moisture goes a long way for making snow.

Accumulations:

Nederland, Evergreen, Monument: 5-9 inches (more near the continental divide including Brainard Lake)

Cheyenne, Boulder, Denver, Broomfield: 3-6 inches with a small chance that a period of heavy snow can boost a few localities over 6 inches.

Fort Collins, Longmont, east side of Denver, Colorado Springs: 1-4 inches.

Temperatures: It is likely to fall to the 0-10 range in the Denver-Boulder area the next two nights.  Milder weather should begin to set in Thursday afternoon, but we may struggle to get above average for a few more days.

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