Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous snow showers will continue to affect the
mountains through the late afternoon today with 2 to 5 inches of
accumulation over the highest elevations. Some heavier snow
showers may reduce visibility, especially over passes where strong
winds of 40 to 50 mph will occur and may create blowing snow,
though the snow should be wet.

Across the plains, expect a warm and breezy day as winds spread
out from the higher terrain in the afternoon, with gusts of 20 to
30 mph. A few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm are possible
across the far northeast corner of the state.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Another round of snow showers can be expected in the mountains
Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. A couple more inches of
snow will fall in most alpine areas, resulting in slick and snow
covered roads by Wednesday night. Meanwhile, across the plains
and non-snow covered areas of the foothills, fire danger will
increase due to warm temperatures and gusty winds. Winds will
gust to between 35 and 45 mph in and next to the foothills, with
gusts of 15 to 25 mph farther east across the plains.

Cooler temperatures and a slight chance of showers can be expected
behind a cold front on Thursday. Then, the next weather disturbance
will bring more widespread rain and snow showers Friday into
Friday night. Mainly light snow accumulations will be possible
over the mountains and eastern plains.

Drier and somewhat warmer weather conditions will likely return by
Saturday, before the weather returns to a cooler and unsettled
pattern by early next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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