Scattered light precip, a few pockets of heavier rain/snow

3:30 PM, Sunday, March 6, 2016

A few days of cooler (but not cold) weather is in store to start the week, along with some precipitation in places Sunday evening and Monday.  There are a few areas of rain and snow around Sunday afternoon, but it’s mainly dry east of the continental divide.


On Monday a storm system will be moving east through Colorado and Wyoming. Organized easterly upslope flow is not expected, so areas east of the continental divide should have mainly scattered areas of precipitation. Almost all areas will probably see some rain showers (snow in foothills and mountains), with light amounts overall. However, a small subset of the area may experience brief heavier precipitation, possibly with thunder. There will be greater cooling in the heavier precipitation which could change the rain to wet snow even in the lower elevations. Let me emphasize that the heavier areas of rain/snow are likely to be localized, and many areas won’t see that. The chance for heavier showers appears to be a little greater north of the Denver-Boulder area.



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