Cold with some areas of snow right through the weekend

3:10 PM, Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This evening through Wednesday:

Mountain areas will continue to get snow, and although Wednesday should be less intense than today, expect winter travel conditions in places west of Denver and Cheyenne.

The cold front moved through the Front Range region Tuesday afternoon, and there is likely to be some areas of snow this evening. Many parts of the urban corridor will get little or no accumulation, but a few spots are likely to get a quick inch.

 

Christmas Eve-Christmas Day:

Christmas Eve Day is likely to be a lull in activity and may be a good day for travel throughout the central and southern Rockies and high plains. The next storm will begin impacting the area on Christmas Day with a good chance for more snow in the mountains, and some chance for areas of light snow along the Front Range.

 

Saturday-Sunday:

The storm on Christmas Day is expected to split into two with the first part moving through eastern Wyoming into South Dakota. The second part of the storm is likely to be stronger and move through New Mexico  late Saturday into Sunday. At this point it looks like the Colorado Springs-Denver-Boulder-Cheyenne region will be well north of the biggest impacts, but travel toward New Mexico might get rough by late Saturday.

 

Air travel: unusually warm weather will keep the snow and ice issues away from major air hubs in the central and eastern U.S., but some may be impacted by rain and fog. In fact Dallas and Chicago may have to deal with thunderstorms this coming weekend.

 

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