Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:27 AM Issued by Mike Cooperstein

Weather Discussion

Saturday will start mostly sunny as a weak ridge of high pressure moves across the State. Temperatures will quickly warm into the mid to high thirties. Cloud cover will increase throughout the day on Saturday ahead of a low-pressure trough, which is currently pushing onshore from the Pacific. Expect light snow showers to begin over western Colorado by late afternoon. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are possible as well.

The trough axis moves across Colorado late Saturday night. Snow will increase as the trough passes; however, this is a relatively weak, fast moving, system with little upper level support, so snowfall numbers should remain on the low side. Moisture lingers into Sunday morning, so expect a few orographic snow showers to persist over the mountains into the late morning hours on Sunday. Snow showers will diminish by midday on Sunday as another high-pressure ridge builds into Colorado ushering in another period of dry air, clear skies, and warm temperatures through Monday. 

Steamboat & Flat Tops at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 34 to 39 20 to 25 25 to 30
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction SW WSW WNW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 PM 2 to 4 0 to 2

Front Range at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 33 to 38 15 to 20 20 to 25
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction WSW WNW NW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 PM 1 to 3 0 to 2

Vail & Summit County at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 18 to 23 25 to 30
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction WSW W NW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 2 to 4 0 to 2

Sawatch Range at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 20 to 25 30 to 35
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction WSW WSW WNW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 1 to 3 0 to 2

Aspen at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 15 to 20 25 to 30
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction WSW W NW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 1 to 3 0 to 2

Gunnison at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 20 to 25 30 to 35
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction SW W NW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 1 to 3 0 to 1

Grand Mesa at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 20 to 25 35 to 40
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 0 to 10
Wind Direction S SW N
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 1 to 3 0 to 1

Northern San Juan at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 15 to 20 30 to 35
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction SSW SW NW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 PM 1 to 3 0 to 1

Southern San Juan at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 20 to 25 30 to 35
Wind Speed (mph) 5 to 15 5 to 15 0 to 10
Wind Direction SW WSW WNW
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 PM 1 to 3 0 to 1

Sangre de Cristo at 11,000ft

  Saturday Saturday Night Sunday
Temperature (°F) 35 to 40 20 to 25 30 to 35
Wind Speed (mph) 10 to 20 10 to 20 10 to 20
Wind Direction SW WSW N
Sky Cover Increasing Overcast Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 1 to 3 2 to 4