Following weekend weather that stranded people on I-70 and brought 60 MPH wind gusts to Colorado, more snow will soon be on the way. While Monday and Tuesday of this week are expected to bring little precipitation to the Centennial State, things will be getting rowdy after that.
According to a recent forecast by OpenSnow, the next wave of storms is expected to dump powder across the high country through next Monday, starting on Tuesday night with 2-6 inches expected through Thursday morning. Storms through Saturday are then expected to bring 5 to 10+ more inches to many mountains around the state.
If you want a great in-depth report about what snow will be falling where, visit OpenSnow and check out their daily Colorado report. It’s one of the most trusted sites among Colorado’s snow sport enthusiasts and you’ll find it’s quite accurate.
As far as the Front Range goes, warmer temperatures should prevent much snow from falling. Colorado Springs will likely hang in the 40s to 50s all week, with a chance of rain and a potential for a late-night snow on Sunday. Denver is expected to be a little chillier, but still in the 40s, with a chance of rain throughout the weekend.
The Western Slope is more likely to see snow than the Front Range, with temperatures in Grand Junction expected to dip below freezing once the weekend hits. This lower temperature will be met with a chance of precipitation.
Please, please, please follow traffic recommendations if you’re planning on heading into the mountains. Big problems were caused last weekend as people attempted to travel in blizzard conditions. Keep in mind that this might mean missing a powder day if similar conditions arise again. More than 100 people were stranded in Frisco, Colorado alone, forced to seek emergency shelter overnight.
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