Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…WINTER WEATHER RETURNS TODAY…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Freezing drizzle on the plains will change to snow by midday,
while snow will develop in the mountains. A period of heavy snow
is expected in and near the Front Range foothills this afternoon
and evening. Lighter snow will continue later tonight.

Freezing drizzle this morning will cause patchy icing on roads,
especially on bridges and side roads. Total snow accumulations by
Tuesday morning will be 6 to 14 inches in the Front Range
mountains and foothills and areas near the foothills, with 4 to 8
inches in areas along the Interstate 25 corridor and the mountain
valleys, and 1 to 3 inches on the plains. North winds gusting to
35 mph may cause some drifting snow on the plains this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday

Very light snow is expected on Tuesday decreasing by afternoon.
Additional snow accumulations will be negligible. Strong moist
flow aloft will bring orographic snows to the mountains late day
Wednesday continuing through the weekend. The snowfall could pile
up in the high mountains on Thursday and Friday. There will be a
chance of snow over the plains Thursday night and Friday.
Temperatures will be below normals through Friday with slightly
warmer readings for the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Snowfall reports from spotters will be appreciated.

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