Snow late Friday

3:30PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017

A storm system late Friday through Saturday morning is likely to bring measurable snow to most of the Front Range region Friday night and Saturday morning.

 

Factors in favor of snow

The storm system, a 4-corners low, will be in a favorable position to cause widespread deep upslope flow throughout the eastern slopes of the Front Range. Temperatures should be cold enough for precipitation to be mostly or all snow.

 

Factors against really big snow

Despite the favorable conditions, atmospheric moisture is not likely to be very impressive by April-May standards. Although the storm may be very efficient at converting available moisture into precipitation, there could be a limit on how heavy it gets.

 

The result

Clouds and intervals of snow beginning Friday mid to late afternoon (possibly a bit a rain at first in the lower elevations) continuing through Saturday morning. Snow may begin by midday up toward Wyoming and in the Cheyenne area.

4-10 inches mountains, foothills, Palmer Divide

1-4 inches lower elevations

 

Sunday

After a widespread hard freeze, mild Spring weather should return.

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