Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Scattered snow showers will form in the mountains this afternoon
and continue through tonight. Snowfall amounts through tonight
are expected to be light. For the plains, there will be scattered
to isolated rain showers late this afternoon through tonight. A
few thunderstorms may also occur over the area late this afternoon
and evening.

.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 up to 50 mph
across the plains, creating blizzard conditions at times.
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. Snow amounts between 4 to 8 inches are
expected across the plains with localized amounts up to a foot.
Precipitation will decrease quickly in the evening with cold
overnight lows in the teens to single digits.

Light mountain snow showers will fall mainly during the afternoon
on Friday. 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.

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