Photo Credit: Tuutikka (iStock).

Photo Credit: Tuutikka (iStock).

A storm system expected to bring rain and snow will move across the state beginning on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). 

According to Opensnow.com, all mountains could see 'periods of intense snow' throughout the day on Tuesday.

The website's forecast reports that snow could average in the 4-8 inch range and that some areas could see 8-12 inches. The northern San Juan Mountains, the western part of the central mountains, and the far northern mountains have the highest chance for large snow totals, the website reports. 

According to the National Weather Service, rain will begin in Boulder at around 11 AM on Tuesday, which may turn into snow showers as the day progresses. Wind gusts in the area could reach up to 30 miles per hour. On-and-off snow and rain showers are expected to continue in this area through Wednesday night, according to the service. 

Grand Junction is likely to see thunderstorms before 3 PM on Tuesday and does not have snow in the NWS forecast for this week.

Dry temperate weather will return to much of the state on Thursday and into Friday, though some clouds and rain may remain over the northern mountains north of I-70, Open Snow reports.

All weather statements are subject to change. We recommend using OpenSnow.com, the National Weather Service website, and Mountain-Forecast.com to find the most up-to-date information.

STAY INFORMED: Sign-up for the daily OutThere Colorado newsletter here

Newsletters

Get OutThere

Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.