Possible gusty winds near foothills this weekend; small chance for snow early next week

11:20 AM MST, Friday, February 14, 2020

The eastern foothills and plains should enjoy dry weather this weekend, but the possibility of sporadic gusty west winds near the foothills exists. For the west side of the mountains, the chance for snow returning increases on Sunday.

 

Mountains and West Slope

Significant snow (some areas more than a foot) is likely beginning Sunday and continuing into Monday for the mountains and west-facing slopes. Expect winter travel conditions at the high passes starting on Sunday.

 

Eastern foothills and plains

The Front Range urban corridor and adjacent foothills should have a dry weekend. Temperatures for Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins should approach 50 today and Sunday. Saturday will probably be 5-10 degrees colder. There is a chance for some localized areas of gusty west winds in and near the foothills, especially late today, and again early Sunday. The winds are not likely to be widespread. Blowing snow may occur in windy areas, although the warmer temperatures should create a wet layer at the top of the snow which will reduce blowing potential.

 

The next chance for snow is on Monday or early Tuesday. However the trend for this next storm has been toward less snow than it was looking like yesterday. For now the chance for snow is still there, but it’s possible if the current trend continues that we will just have a change to colder temperatures on Monday without much new snowfall.

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