Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Expect southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph across
the high mountains passes with some blowing snow. Across the
northeast plains, southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph will develop
this afternoon with some blowing snow. Skies will be mostly sunny
today but remaining cold with highs in the 20s across the plains.

An approaching storm system will bring low clouds, fog and even
some freezing drizzle possible over the far northeast plains of

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

Areas of fog and a chance of freezing drizzle will occur over the
eastern part of the plains Thursday morning. Meanwhile, areas of
light snow will develop over the mountains Thursday evening.

A strong weather system will move into the area Friday, lifting
northeast into the northern Great Plains Saturday. This will
bring some snow to the mountains, perhaps 4 to 8 inches, however
the main impact for the forecast area will be strong winds. There
is a threat of strong and damaging winds over the Front Range
Mountains, foothills and the northeast plains Friday night and
Saturday, with possible speeds of up to 75 mph in the mountains,
and up to 60 mph over the northeast plains. With the recent
snowstorm, this could cause reduced visibility in the
aforementioned areas due to blowing snow on the ground. There
will also be a chance of rain and snow showers Friday evening
close to the northern Colorado border.

Somewhat warmer weather with less wind is expected for the early
part of next week.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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