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, 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, the National Weather Service website, and to find the most up-to-date information.

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