A Bit More Snow For The Roads

Snow Expect To Continue Through Friday Morning

Denver’s first storm system that can appropriately be called a “storm,” is moving across Colorado today, bringing snow to both the high country as well as along the Front Range. Snow showers will continue for the remainder of the day, increasing in strength as the day progresses.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the metro area, and will continue through Friday. Gusty winds, cold temperatures and snow will make for dangerous winter weather conditions at times.

As the center of low pressure, associate with this storm system, begins to trek farther to the east, winds will shift to come from an easterly direction. Easterly flow is upslope for Denver, and upslope conditions are favorable for additional snow.

Periods of heaviest snowfall will be between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across the Denver metro area. Snow totals will be greater along the foothills and the Palmer Divide.

For Friday, snow will begin to move out of the state as the center of low pressure quickly surges up towards Minnesota. A few flurries for Friday with only light accumulations expected. It is going to be cold! Friday will see mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures only in the lower teens. A few places along the Front Range may remain in the single digits.

The start of the 2011 will have plenty of sunshine for Colorado. Mostly sunny skies expected and temperatures to be a touch warmer but still pretty chilly. High temperatures on Saturday will only reach the mid 20s.

Sunshine will persist through Monday, but despite the extra heat from the sun conditions will remain chilly. High temperatures will stay below the freezing degree marker.

Tuesday through Wednesday will still be chilly. The cold air maintains its grip on Denver by keeping temperatures in the mid 30s. With dry conditions expected to remain across the state.