3:00 PM, Friday, December 9, 2016
Foothills and Plains
The first Chinook setup of the season will be with us Friday night through Saturday night. Milder temperatures may be accompanied by occasional periods with strong gusty winds. There may be some gusts exceeding 60 mph in and near the foothills, including the west suburbs of Denver and the Boulder area. It should not be continuously windy.
On Sunday there should be less wind and a little colder with more cloudy intervals and maybe some flurries or light snow. Little or no accumulation is expected for most areas. But there may be some west-east bands of snow that result in about an inch in a subset of the region.
Expect a blustery weekend in the mountains. 6-12 inches of snow is probable at high elevations along and west of the continental divide. The snow may extend about 10 miles east of the continental divide at times causing some lighter accumulations there. So there should be fresh snow but a bitter wind chill at times at places like Brainard Lake, Eldora, and Loveland Pass.