Possible first snow Wednesday night

3:15 PM, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A cooler and unsettled period beginning Wednesday will bring the possibility of the first measurable snow to the lower elevations of northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming Wednesday night or early Thursday. It’s certainly not a sure thing and amounts should be minor and mainly in grassy areas. The chances for snow range from:

  • likely in Cheyenne (maybe a few inches)
  • slightly better than 50-50 for 0.1 to 1 inch in Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins
  • unlikely in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

The upper foothills and mountains of the Front Range will probably see a few inches, especially north of I-70.  The bigger amounts (6 inches or more) should be mainly in high mountain areas west of Vail Pass and down in the San Juans.

The storm responsible will start impacting the Front Range Wednesday with more clouds, a scattering of rain showers (snow above treeline), and more seasonable temperatures. By late Wednesday night the snow level will lower to around the elevation of the Front Range urban corridor, but it’s possible that the precipitation coverage will be decreasing then. If it does snow there shouldn’t be widespread travel issues for the Denver-Boulder area on Thursday morning.

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