Heavy mountain snow; some clouds and light snow lower elevations this weekend

12:15 PM MST, Thursday, December 12, 2019

A fetch of Pacific moisture and some embedded storms will bring a period of snowy weather in the mountains through Sunday, especially Friday night and Saturday. Well over a foot is likely near the divide. Watch out for winter travel at the high passes. 3-6 inches is possible as far east as Nederland.

 

For the lower foothills and eastern plains, colder weather is likely Saturday and Sunday with some periods of clouds and some light accumulations of snow.  The chance for intermittent snow exists throughout the weekend but there should be long dry periods too. Right now it looks like there are two periods to watch for snow. 1) On Saturday we may see the development of some narrow east-west bands extending from the mountains onto the plains. Accumulations will probably range from little or nothing to about and inch or two where those bands occur. It looks like there may be a better chance for accumulation north of Denver. 2) After a possible lull late Saturday and/or early Sunday there may be a general areas of clouds and light snow in eastern Colorado on Sunday as the main storm center moves east to the south of Colorado. A few inches could come with that round, with the best chances south of I-70.

 

It’s looking dry next week, maybe quite mild by late in the week.

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