9:00 AM, Friday, February 23, 2018
Colder than average weather, but not extreme cold, should be with us through the weekend. Snow is likely by this evening in the Front Range urban corridor, possibly early enough to have some impact on the evening commute.
A broad upper level trough in the West has kept it cold and is sending occasional disturbances through the Front Range region. Snow last night was quite minor in most places except a portion of northern Jefferson County where about 4 inches fell in a short period around Arvada and Wheat Ridge.
Another disturbance is likely to result in widespread minor accumulations (mainly from Denver northward) late this afternoon and evening. But once again some narrow bands of heavier snow oriented southwest-northeast can result in 1-4 inches very quickly for a subset of the area. Watch for rapidly changes conditions.
The weekend should be mainly dry (except some snow in mountain areas). Temperatures will remain below average, although they may rise above freezing along the Front Range. No dramatic warm-ups are likely over the next 5 days