…DENSE FOG ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS THIS MORNING…
…MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO PUSH INTO THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT,
SPREADING ACROSS THE PLAINS WITH STRONG WINDS THURSDAY…
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
Widespread fog will continue over the northeastern plains of
Colorado into mid morning, with visibilities still around a
quarter mile or less. Light snow showers are expected in the
mountains by late this morning, continuing through tonight. The
snowfall intensity will increase after midnight. For the plains
there will be a chance of rain showers later this afternoon
through this evening. Rain will be likely to widespread later this
evening and overnight. It may start to change over to snow by
dawn Thursday morning. Isolated thunderstorms may occur over the
forecast area from mid afternoon to early evening as well. The
main hazards would be lightning and gusty winds.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday
Widespread snow will be occurring in the mountains Thursday
morning, with rain changing over to snow across the plains through
the afternoon. Strong northerly winds will gust 40 to 50 mph
across the plains, creating low visibility in blowing snow.
Widespread snow in the mountains will likely be heaviest along the
Front Range mountains and foothills, mainly north of I-70, where
8 to 18 inches will fall. Moderate snow amounts are expected
across the plains with localized areas of heavy snow, 3 to 7
inches are expected. 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. A warming and drying trend will
start Saturday with daily scattered snow showers in the mountains.
Another system may bring precipitation across the area by Tuesday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.