Snow showers above ten-thousand feet will continue through the early morning hours favoring western Colorado. Precipitation will increase in intensity and coverage with a cold front sweeping through the state between 9 AM and 10 AM. This front is more of a cool front with temperatures only dropping a few degrees following frontal passage. With the heavier precipitation, snow levels will still drop to about 8500 to 9000 feet in elevation. There is a possibility of thunder and lightning this morning as this is now being observed in Utah as the front moves through our neighboring state. Heavy precipitation will continue through the early afternoon with a rapid decrease after 5 PM.
Accumulations for favored areas such as the western Elk Mountains, Flat Tops, and the Park Range will be between 8 to 12 inches. All other areas west of the Continental Divide should expect between 3 to 6 inches, with much less east of the Divide. The San Juan mountains will fall in the 4 to 8 inch range. The storm will quickly move out of Colorado leaving dry and calm conditions in its wake overnight. Clearing skies overnight will help our temperatures to drop below the freezing mark for most mountain areas.
This weekend brings sunny skies and settled to weather to Colorado. Daytime high temperatures will remain warm, in the upper-thirties. Southwest flow increases Sunday afternoon as the low-pressure system that has been pounding the west coast opens up and moves inland.