Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:19 AM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Larimer county below 6000 feet/northwest weld county- boulder and jefferson counties below 6000 feet/west broomfield county- north douglas county below 6000 feet/denver/west adams and arapahoe counties/east broomfield county- elbert/central and east douglas counties above 6000 feet- including the cities of fort collins, hereford, loveland, nunn, arvada, boulder, golden, lakewood, longmont, aurora, brighton, city of denver, denver international airport, highlands ranch, littleton, parker, castle rock, elbert, fondis, kiowa, and larkspur 319 am mdt thu may 18 2017 ...winter storm watch remains in effect from this evening through friday afternoon... * timing...rain will be mixed with snow at times this morning near the wyoming border and from the denver metro area south to the palmer divide. rain will likely mix with or change over to all snow tonight and then continue into friday as even colder air arrives. * snow accumulations...2 to 6 inches most likely, but up to 12 inches still possible near the foothills and over the palmer divide. * wind/visibility...visibility could fall below a quarter mile in heavy snow. * impacts...wet snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken tree limbs and power outages. some slush and snow accumulation will be possible on roads mainly near the palmer divide and wyoming border, with slick and hazardous travel conditions. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel and produce power outages. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.