Mother Nature is not taking any snow breaks. Another round of snow is set to blanket Colorado after last week’s storm dropped nearly 5 feet over some parts of the state.

Winter weather advisories will take effect from Monday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon for the San Juans, southern San Luis Valley, Fremont, Teller, northern El Paso, Pueblo and Baca Counties with up to a foot of snow accumulation expected.

According to the National Weather Service, flakes of up to 6 inches will start falling in the Pikes Peak region by Monday afternoon, with heaviest amounts landing near Monument, Black Forest, Rampart Range, and Pikes Peak. The San Luis Valley could also see some snow with accumulations of up to 4 inches. Four to 8 inches could fall across the southern San Juans, with 8 to 12 inches to coat Trinidad and Rye.

Here’s a look at how much snow accumulation to expected around the state from 5:00 PM Monday through 5:00 PM Tuesday.

Map Credit: National Weather Service

Overall, the deepest powder totals are likely for the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains, Wet Mountain Valley, and the southern I-25 corridor. As far as ski country goes, expect multiple powder days to hit this week.

Travel will be difficult Monday evening and Tuesday morning, especially on the I-70 mountain corridor, I-25 from Pueblo, south to the New Mexico border over Raton Pass, and the I-25 Gap construction project north of Colorado Springs.

The next chance for snow showers will arrive from Wednesday into Thursday morning, bringing a dusting of snow to north-central and northeastern parts of the state. While it’s a little too early to tell how much snow, we’ll keep you updated as we get closer.

If traveling throughout the state this winter, be prepared for active traction and chain laws. Use caution on the roads and keep your trunk stocked with winter safety essentials in case of an emergency.

Editor’s Note: All weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. Check the official Colorado Department of Transportation website for up-to-date information on road conditions and the National Weather Service for updates on incoming storms. For your mountain forecast, we recommend visiting OpenSnow. For daily avalanche conditions, always check with avalanche.state.co.us before heading into the backcountry. 

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