Some mountain snow tonight; dry & windy Front Range foothills & plains

9:50 AM, Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Front Range foothills and plains should have a nice, seasonably cool Thanksgiving. Watch out for strong west-northwest wind gusts tonight and into Thanksgiving morning. If you are traveling west be prepared for some light-moderate snow and blowing snow at the higher passes tonight. It should be over by late morning on Thanksgiving. Some of the higher passes along and north of I-70 may see 3-6 inches.

 

After Thanksgiving day we are in for a mild and dry Friday and Saturday across Colorado and Wyoming. By Sunday the next storm system may be causing some areas of clouds and snow, mainly from the mountains westward. There is still uncertainty about that one so make sure you check on forecasts if you are traveling across Colorado and Wyoming on Sunday.

 

Beginning Sunday we may be in for a week or so where colder-than-average days may be more likely than mild days.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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2 thoughts on “Some mountain snow tonight; dry & windy Front Range foothills & plains

  1. Amy Stevermer

    Bleh! I need to travel across Colorado and/or Wyoming on Sunday. Looks nasty. We are thinking of trying to drop off college kid in Grand Junction possibly tonight or early day tomorrow and then probably head back north and try to get across Wyoming because I-70 looks like it will be under a lot of snow. How does WY look to you? I see lower snow probabilities but windy for anything that does fall…

    On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Matt Kelsch Weather wrote:

    > mkelsch14 posted: “9:50 AM, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The Front Range > foothills and plains should have a nice, seasonably cool Thanksgiving. > Watch out for strong west-northwest wind gusts tonight and into > Thanksgiving morning. If you are traveling west be prepared for so” >

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    1. mkelsch14 Post author

      Yeah, it’s the typical dilemma when traveling in from the West. The I-70 passes will likely have heavier snow, but the I-80 passes tend to have more blowing snow. If you are traveling during the day there will probably be a lot of melting in the lower elevations (maybe even some rain in the low spots). I would probably choose I-80 but try tom travel mainly during the day.

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