Forecast news: Wide ranging snowfall expected today as wet Pacific storm moves in #COwx #COdrought

From the National Weather Service Grand Junction office:

A moist Pacific storm system will spread widespread snow across northwest Colorado today and tonight. Occasional moderate to heavy snow will occur across northwest Colorado. Valley areas will have snow this morning, but is expected to change over to rain this afternoon. For the southern areas, considerably but more windy with gusts to 35-40 mph. Rain and snow will stay confined to the La Sal, Abajo, and San Juan mountains. This storm will continue through Wednesday, but a period of drier weather is expected during the day on Tuesday, but precipitation will be on the increase Tuesday evening with snow levels lowering to the valley floors.

From the National Weather Service Pueblo office:

Overnight, an upper trough will move into the area with strong westerly flow aloft remaining over the forecast area. Increasing moisture ahead of this system will bring snow to the Continental Divide through morning. Expect widespread cloud cover tomorrow with some light precipitation possible over the eastern mountains, adjacent Plains and the Palmer Divide. For the remainder of tonight..look for winds to gradually diminish and temperatures to fall to near freezing.

From the National Weather Service Pueblo office:

Snow showers are expected in and around the Leadville area through 6am Tuesday. Otherwise, clouds and some sun are expected elsewhere with breezy conditions and above average temperatures expected. Temperatures will be in the upper 60’s to near 70 across the I-25 corridor and eastern plains. The San Luis Valley can expect upper 50’s, while the mountains can expect 20’s and 30’s.

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