File photo. Photo Credit: MarkusBeck (iStock).

File photo. Photo Credit: MarkusBeck (iStock).

On the heels of a storm that dropped significant snow in parts of Colorado, including 16 overnight inches at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, more powder is on the way.

According to the National Weather Service, up to 12 inches of snow could fall in parts of the state during a storm expected to start Monday evening and stretch into Tuesday, favoring the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountains. This has prompted a 'winter weather advisory' for this part of the state, also including the southern I-25 corridor. The advisory currently lasts from 5 PM on Monday to 2 PM on Tuesday, though this is subject to change.

The Wolf Creek Pass area in southwestern Colorado is also expected to get up to a foot of snow during the same period, with the Pagosa Springs area also likely to see significant accumulation.

Map Credit: National Weather Service, Pueblo.

Map Credit: National Weather Service, Pueblo.

While recent storms have been hitting the central and northern mountains, the upcoming Monday-to-Tuesday wave will likely leave only a dusting to a couple inches in this popular part of the state.

While most ski resorts probably won't see big totals from this round of snow, that might not be the case for long.

According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, more snow is expected to roll into the state from Friday through Sunday of the upcoming weekend. This round of powder will likely be much more widespread, favoring the western portion of the state. Read his full extended forecast here.

If you plan on traveling around the state of Colorado over the next couple days, be highly aware of the forecast and proceed with caution. Realize that recent snow is already creating travel snags on the roadways, closing at least one frequently traveled mountain pass and causing other delays.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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