On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service published a forecast that indicated several consecutive snowy days ahead for the Breckenridge area. Starting on Friday with a forecasted mix of snow and rain and continuing through at least Tuesday, expect cloudy skies and rounds of snow in this part of the state during this five-day stretch. Additional details can be seen in the tweet embedded below.
While snow is on the forecast for multiple days, don't get your hopes up for huge totals – but don't count out that chance completely.
According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow.com, there's a chance that the weekend's upcoming storm falls between a few inches and double-digit accumulation, though his confidence in deep widespread accumulation seems to be dwindling. He also stated that he doubts storms next week will be significant. See his full forecast, mapping, and resort-specific predictions here.
The official 'hazardous weather outlook' published by the National Weather Service indicates that there's "a good chance" snow will land in the mountains from late Friday through Saturday while a mix of snow and rain hits the plains.
Mountain Forecast predicts also predicts that some snow will fall at higher elevations around the state, though totals are low for the most part.
Pikes Peak is predicted to get around two to three inches from Friday to Saturday. Longs Peak is predicted to get around three inches. Quandary Peak, near Breckenridge, is predicted to get less than an inch over the weekend. Mount Sneffels, located in southwest Colorado where more snow is expected, is predicted to get around 7 inches.
In other words, it's likely that some snow will fall throughout the weekend in parts of Colorado, favoring the state's highest peaks and the southern portion of the state.
Editor's Note: All weather conditions are subject to change. Check current forecasts prior to setting out on an adventure.