DENVER — A moist flow of air continues to move into Colorado from the Pacific Coast. More heavy snow for the mountains, rain and snow for the mountain valleys and a scattered snow showers for Denver and northeast plains.
The moist air is also pretty mild, so snow levels in the mountains are around 8,000 to 9,000 feet with rain showers at lower elevations of western Colorado. Denver and the eastern plains will have clouds, a little light precipitation and a continuation of the low level haze and poor air quality.
The Northern and Central Mountains remain under a Winter Storm Warning for about 10 to 20 inches of snow through Thursday PM. The Southwest Mountains will receive around 6 to 12 inches of snow. An Avalanche Warning is in effect through 8 AM Friday.
There is a chance of flurries in Denver and across northeast Colorado through early morning and as temperatures drop to the low to mid-20s some of the roads will be wet with scattered slippery spots. Mountain roads will be snow covered and hazardous.
During the afternoon, the skies will remain hazy in the Denver Metro area and across northeastern Colorado. Snow will lighten up a little in the mountains. Southern Colorado will be much warmer, with highs in the low 60s in Pueblo, Trinidad and Lamar!
Partly cloudy and dry conditions are expected Friday morning in Denver. It will be a bit milder in the Denver area with highs in the low 50s. A few rain showers will develop in Denver and across the plains in the afternoon. In the mountains, the snow will diminish early Friday, but will increase again late in the day.
More snow will arrive Friday night and early Saturday with another 3 to 6 inches for the mountains and some flurries for Denver. A few inches of snow will accumulate over the northeast corner of Colorado early Saturday as a strong storm develops across the Great Plains of Nebraska and the Dakotas. The storm will exit Colorado too quickly to cause much trouble.
Skies will clear a little over the weekend and gusty northwest winds should help clear out the air pollution that has hung over Denver and the Front Range for the past several days.
Drier and milder weather will return again for Sunday and Monday, followed by a strong storm late next Tuesday and Wednesday that could bring heavy snow to the mountains and plains!