File photo of snow. Photo Credit: dszc (iStock).

Photo Credit: dszc (iStock).

Multiple rounds of snow are expected to blanket parts of Colorado this week, followed by more snow next week.

A cold front is expected to make its way across the state on Thursday, bringing cooler temperatures, periods of high winds, and a chance of light to moderate snow to the northern mountains.

"There will be a warm and dry period Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds will increase Wednesday, mainly over the high mountains, foothills, and near the Wyoming border where winds of up to 70 mph are possible," the National Weather Service stated in a recent outlook. 

According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, I-70 northward to Wyoming will have the best chance for snow accumulation on Thursday with anywhere from a dusting to 3 to 6 inches possible.

Snow levels are expected to stay light over the central mountains, particularly north of Cottonwood Pass.

Snow showers are also possible throughout the day on Saturday, with accumulating snow likely falling over the mountain region, according to the National Weather Service.

Joel Gratz of OpenSnow says up to 6 inches of snow or more could fall in the northern and central mountains in this next storm likely hitting from Saturday into early Sunday. While Gratz says it's still a bit of a toss-up as to exactly we will see snow next week, the first chance is on Thursday, January 21, with another chance soon to follow.

See OpenSnow's full forecasting map, specific resort predictions, and more here.

Editor's Note: All weather statements are subject to change. Plan ahead and be aware of the current forecast and road closures before planning an outdoor adventure or traveling across the state. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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