Wetter and cloudier by late Friday

12:15 PM, Thursday, April 19, 2018

A moderately strong Spring storm will move through southern Colorado Friday afternoon and night bringing a good chance of both rain and snow (depending on elevation) for the Front Range region. As with the last few weekends, Saturday might be cold and damp in the morning, but better by afternoon. Sunday looks like a mild Spring day.

Mountains and Foothills

The foothills are likely to see rain and then wet snow Friday afternoon and night, and maybe some thunder early in the storm. Between 6000 and 8000 feet 1-4 inches of accumulation of wet snow is most likely. Above 8000 feet 3-8 inches is most likely (some local areas over 8). The occurrence of some brief convective snow could cause a lot of variability over short distances.

Front Range urban corridor and plains

For areas below 6000 feet there is an 80% chance that there will be little or no snow accumulation. Intermittent rain Friday afternoon, maybe with thunder, might mix with snow at times in the evening and overnight. There is a 20% chance of a changeover to snow resulting in some accumulation, mainly in grassy areas.

Enjoy the moisture!


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