Colorado

Nov 22, 2013 6:34 PM by John Dissauer

Snow and Cold for the Weekend

Snow showers continue to move across southern Colorado heading in to Friday evening.  The snow is expected to continue through midnight for the I-25 corridor and eastern Plains.  Snow showers will continue through the overnight hours in the mountains.  It is looking like an additional 1" to 2" will be possible through tonight for the I-25 corridor and east.  An additional 4" to 6", with a few locally higher amounts, will be possible in Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountains.

So far, snow amounts have been in the 1" to 3" range east of the mountains.  The winner, so far, has come from Wolf Creek Pass where they have reported 12" of snow.  There have also been reports of 5.5" in Trinidad and 5" Walsenburg.

The cut-off low currently over western Arizona will be slow to move to the east.  The low is helping push moisture up through New Mexico and Colorado which is helping to generate snow.  Until the cut-off low is east of New Mexico, we will keep chances for snow in the forecast.

The snow on Saturday should be minimal.  Little to no accumulation is expected in the front range.  Expect to see cloudy skies with snow flurries.  Temperatures will remain cold.  High temperatures will flirt with 30°, but temperatures will likely spend most of the day in the 20°s

It looks like snow will pick-up late Saturday night and again Sunday morning.  Computer models are projecting snow moving in to southern Colorado, from the south, Saturday night.  Some of the snow bands will be possible of dropping a few inches of snow through late Sunday morning.  By afternoon, temperatures may finally make it above freezing for the first time in nearly 96 hours.  However, don't get out the shorts and flip-flops just yet.  Highs will be in the middle to upper 30°s.

EARLY LOOK AT THANKSGIVING

As of today, weather for Thanksgiving is looking quiet for eastern Colorado.  Temperatures look to be in the 50°s and perhaps as high as lower 60°s.

If you are traveling to the northeast United States Wednesday it could be a little tricky.  Computer models are projecting a storm moving up the east coast of the United States which could create delays at some airports.  We'll have more updates over the coming days. - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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