A low-pressure trough drops south out of the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday increasing southwesterly winds. Expect gusty winds in many high elevation areas in the Northern Mountains. Daytime high temperatures will be similar to Tuesday. On Wednesday night, temperatures only get a few degrees below freezing under partly to mostly cloudy skies. A few stray snow showers are possible. Accumulations should only be about an inch. Moderate southwesterly winds may be enough to help the snow surface freeze overnight. Snow showers increase early on Thursday morning ahead of the approaching low-pressure system. A cold front tracks southeast across Colorado throughout the day on Thursday. Expect periods of moderate snowfall along and just behind the frontal boundary. Favored areas in the Steamboat and Flat Tops zone could see 8 to 10 inches of snowfall by midnight on Thursday. Most other areas will see accumulations of 1 to 4 inches. The trough lifts northeast on Thursday night. Cold northwest flow takes over and temperatures drop overnight. Light orographic snowfall continues in the mountains on Friday morning.