Moisture levels over Colorado will be increasing today as a strong Pacific storm system approaches the state from the west. Mountain areas will continue receiving snowfall today, which could become heavy at times later this afternoon and tonight. Heavy snow will also develop over and near the front range Foothills this afternoon and continue overnight.
Across northeast Colorado, snow will increase near the Wyoming border later this morning and then spread southward across the front range during the afternoon and evening. There is some potential for heavier snow along portions of the Front Range tonight. The snow will decrease from north to south Thursday.
Winter Storm Warning in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 AM MST Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snowfall, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 AM MST Thursday.
- Timing: snow will develop late this afternoon and continue through Thursday morning. The snow may be heavy at times overnight.
- Snow accumulations: 8 to 12 inches.
- Wind/visibility, west 10 to 20 mph in the morning becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Visibilities will be reduced to less than one quarter mile during periods of heavier snowfall.
- Impacts: travel will become hazardous due to snow covered roads and poor visibility. If traveling into the Colorado high country, be sure to have adequate snow tires and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow. Sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous.