Strong winds, snowfall and dropping temperatures will continue this afternoon. The pattern of short bursts of heavy snow followed by lighter snow will continue as convective bands move across Colorado. Snowfall winds down for most areas by 5 PM. The exception is the Northern Mountains where we could see an additional 1 to 3 inches before midnight as one last wave moves through. West to northwest winds remain strong even after snowfall dissipates. By Saturday morning clouds will have cleared out and wind will be light again at lower elevations with moderate westerly winds at ridgetop.
A high-pressure ridge builds in for the weekend with a few nice days in store. The only fly in the ointment is some passing clouds in westerly flow tomorrow but otherwise expect mostly clear skies for Sunday into Tuesday. On Tuesday another low-pressure system moves towards the state bringing with it a chance for snow on Wednesday and Thursday.