Rain, snow (maybe thunder) Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning

12:30 PM MDT, Monday, April 26, 2021

A wet spring storm is forecast to move through the Front Range region Tuesday afternoon and night, possibly lingering into Wednesday morning. Depending on location and elevation, the region should see rain, snow, thunder, and maybe some hail.

Elevation will be a big factor for rain versus snow this time around. Above 8000 feet the precipitation should be mostly or all snow, with 7-14 inches.

In the 6000-8000 elevation range there will probably be a transition from rain to snow, with some areas only getting and inch or two of snow, and other areas in the 6-8 inch range.

Below 6000 feet it looks like mostly or all rain, but some areas could see a change to snow by Wednesday morning with minor accumulation (an inch or two) in grassy areas. There could also be some thunderstorms with brief heavy rain and hail Tuesday afternoon. Overall, it looks like many areas will get about 1/2 to 1 inch of liquid, but where there are local heavy thunderstorms, there could be around 2 inches of liquid for the storm.

Warm spring weather should return by the end of the week.

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