Springtime storms are set to bring snow to the mountains of Colorado this coming week.
April snow showers are expected to hit in Colorado on Monday, likely to continue through at least the following Sunday (April 18th), with one to two feet of accumulation expected for higher-elevation mountains and near the Continental Divide, according to mountain forecaster Joel Gratz of OpenSnow.
The National Weather Service is also calling for snow showers in the mountains with chances for fresh powder extending through the end of the next "work week." Snow and rain are also expected next week in northern El Paso County and the Raton Mesa.
Many mountain towns will likely see a wet mix of snow and rain falling next week and continuing through the following weekend, including Vail, Breckenridge, and Crested Butte, according to The Weather Channel.
"Expect chances for snow to start later on Monday afternoon or evening, and we'll see chances for snow continue through all of next week, through next weekend (April 17-18),” Gratz said. “And maybe even through early the following week (April 19-20)."
While it’s a little too early to tell exactly how much snow will land next week, the forecast will solidify as those days approach.
Editor's Note: All weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. Check the official Colorado Department of Transportation website for up-to-date information on road conditions and the National Weather Service for updates on incoming storms. For your mountain forecast, we recommend visiting OpenSnow.