4:10 PM MDT, Tuesday, March 17, 2020
A strong storm system is still expected to move through the Front Range region Wednesday night and Thursday. We will likely see a mild Wednesday ending with a small chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day. Wednesday night will bring a good chance for rain below 6000 feet, snow above 8000 feet, and rain changing to snow in between. Thursday morning is when we will likely see a changeover to snow at all elevations, then tapering off late in the day.
Thursday morning is the most uncertain part of the forecast. Although the storm is farther south that it appeared it would be in yesterday’s forecasts, it is moving rather quickly and may do most of its intensification as it gets to the east of the Front Range. For now the Front Range urban corridor should expect that there could be a period of heavy snow and wind early Thursday with amounts around 6 inches in a short period of time (lesser chances in Colorado Springs). Foothills and mountains could see locally 12-18″, mainly north of I-70. Will update tomorrow.