Forecast news: Scattered snow showers over the western mountains today, weekend storm looming #codrought #cowx

From the National Weather Service Boulder office:

For today and tonight:
A weak weather disturbance will move across the area later this afternoon and evening and lead to a chance of snow showers in the mountains. A cold front will move across northeast Colorado this afternoon and increase upslope flow into the southern foothills and across the Palmer Divide. This will allow for a good chance of snow this evening in those areas with a few inches of snow possible. Further north along the Front Range there will be a slight chance of snow showers this evening.

For Thursday through Tuesday:
A winter storm is expected to move into the forecast area starting early this weekend. This system will bring colder temperatures and a threat of accumulating snowfall to all of northeast and north central Colorado. While a few snow showers are expected to develop in the high country by Friday night, snow will become more widespread and possibly heavier Saturday afternoon and Saturday night as the storm moves across the state. The snow will likely taper off from west to east across the area Sunday morning.

While uncertainty remains regarding the track and strength of this system, potential still exists for several inches of snow. In addition, gusty northerly winds will develop across the northeast plains of Colorado which could produce considerable blowing and drifting snow. People planning travel across the Central Rockies and high plains this weekend should be prepared for potentially hazardous winter driving conditions.

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