Winds shift west to northwesterly on Tuesday night behind the trough. Expect light orographic snow showers on Tuesday night. Accumulations should be less than 3 inches. Cold air continues to stream in from the north. Nighttime low temperatures should be well into the negative digits across Colorado.
Wednesday is a transition day as one trough moves east and another drops into the Great Basin from the northwest. Expect to see an increase in winds on Wednesday in front of the next system. Snow showers begin to increase late on Wednesday in the Southern Mountains as the next low digs into Arizona. The approaching system takes a similar track to the system moving through Colorado today, so expect snowfall in similar places beginning early Thursday morning lasting through Friday. Current models show the next system a bit windier than the last one so more blowing and drifting snow is possible.