Windy, colder, some areas of snow on Friday

12:30 PM, Thursday, April 12, 2018

A strong Spring storm will sweep through Colorado tonight bringing windy conditions and colder temperatures. It’s not the correct orientation for widespread significant snow along the east slopes of the Front Range, but significant snow is likely near the continental divide and out on the far northeastern plains.

 

Friday

If you are traveling west expect snowy conditions at the high passes and west-facing slopes tonight and Friday.  Out on the far northeastern plains and into Nebraska snow and blowing snow will likely impact travel Friday and Friday night.

For the eastern foothills and Front Range urban corridor gusty north to northwest winds tonight and Friday will reduce the chance for upslope precipitation, but there may be showery snowfall with little or no accumulation.

 

The wildcard

Almost all indications are that this storm system will be centered east of Colorado by daybreak Friday,  but it will briefly wobble westward late Friday.  That wobble should not be far enough west to impact most of the Colorado Springs-Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins corridor in a big way. If some snow moves in from the east, it will most likely whiten things up south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs, and around Cheyenne.

 

Weekend outlook

It should be similar to last weekend. Sunday will be the milder of the two days, but Saturday probably won’t be too bad after a cold morning.

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