…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR NORTHEASTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
No significant weather is expected.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday
Warm and dry conditions across the plains with strong southerly
winds will increase fire weather concerns across Elbert and
Lincoln counties. Isolated thunderstorms may occur across the
mountains Wednesday afternoon, spreading onto the northern plains
late afternoon into the evening. Main hazards would be lightning
and strong gusty winds.
A strong storm system will push across the area from late
Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. Widespread snow will
begin in the mountains Wednesday evening, with rain changing over
to snow across the plains starting Thursday morning, and strong
northerly winds gusting up to 40 mph. Widespread snow in the
mountains will likely be heaviest along the Front Range mountains
and foothills, mainly north of I-70. Moderate snow amounts are
expected across the plains with localized areas of heavy snow.
Precipitation will decrease quickly in the evening with cold
overnight lows in the teens to single digits.
Lighter mountain snow showers will still occur Friday, with a
chance over the urban corridor. After warmer and drier conditions
Saturday and Sunday, another system will bring additional
precipitation and colder temperatures Sunday into Monday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.