Cold, damp weekend

9:30 AM, Friday, April 29, 2016

The large and cold storm system did not produce as much mountain snow last night as expected, but there is still more on the way. The main storm center will move slowly eastward across southern Colorado today and tonight which will result in periods of snow (and rain in some low elevation areas). The storm is likely to become nearly stationary on the central high plains this weekend and be close enough to continue periods of clouds and precipitation for the Front Range region.

 

Accumulation through Saturday morning:

Mountains, foothills, and Palmer Divide above 6500 feet: 5-12 inches (the heaviest is a little more likely south of I-70 and in the Pikes Peak region).

Urban corridor below 6500 feet: no accumulation in some areas, 1-4 inches in other locations. Accumulation is a little more likely south of I-70.

 

Saturday afternoon through Monday:

There is likely to be some intervals of drying and maybe even some breaks in the overcast.  But it is also likely that there will be multi-hour periods with mountain snow and low elevation rain (maybe a little snow).  Little or no additional snow is expected in the low elevations after Saturday morning, and only light amounts in the mountains.

 

 

 

 

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