A lot of rain and snow for Colorado, but just how much and where?

Posted at 6:59 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 02:19:28-04

DENVER – The good soaking rain continues but snow is just hours away – how much will we end up getting this time is a question many people are asking.

The heaviest snow will be to the south and to the west of Denver – from Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Castle Pines, as well as The Pinery all the way to Kiowa. All these cities are under Winter Weather Advisories.

To the southwest, you can expect the heaviest snow to fall at Perry Park, Conifer, Evergreen, Idaho Springs and Nederland.

The Foothills could get up to a foot of snow from Friday night through Saturday morning until the early afternoon. The Foothills are also under a Winter Storm Warning until Saturday.

Here in Denver, the latest models have lowered the snow totals for our area, as well as Fort Collins and Sterling. Denver is currently under no watches or warnings, but we’ll still get some heavy wet snow; however, the totals will be between two and five inches – if that – by Saturday at around noon.

So why the change? First Alert Weather Meteorologist Stacey Donaldson said the Denver7 Weather Team has been working with many different snow models that were in disagreement up until now.

Now that the storm system has come closer, the First Alert Weather Team is able to see what the actual forecast could be end up being when it comes to snowfall here in Colorado.

The low-pressure area, which is coming through Arizona and New Mexico, appears to be dipping farther south - farther south than it was initially predicted to be. That means the heaviest snow will be in southern Colorado. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect for Douglas and Elbert Counties until 6 p.m. Saturday.

The storm that’s currently passing through the Front Range will be completely gone by Sunday, Donaldson said.

Warmer temperatures will return Sunday with highs in the mid 50s. But don’t expect a huge break -- another snowstorm is moving to our area by Tuesday.


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