DENVER — Colorado quieting down after our storm in the last 24 hours. You can expect warmer weather to move in for about a day...then chances for rain return.
Overnight lows on Friday night will be in the 30s with mostly clear skies and less wind.
Saturday will be pretty dry statewide, with highs in the low 60s across the Metro Area. Another storm is coming in from the west and will bring a few inches of snow for our northern and central mountains from Saturday night into Sunday. For the Front Range, we expect another change with rain and snow affecting metro Denver Sunday afternoon and evening. At this point, the models are leaning toward all rain Sunday evening (similar to this last storm). Highs to start next week will be in the 50s with partly cloudy skies.
What we really need is a good snow storm! Snow has been scarce this season with only seen 19.6" of snow at Denver International Airport — about half normal at this point in the season.
In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 70 percent of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. The storms in late February did help, but the recent mild and quiet weather has lessened the snow-pack a bit in the past week. Looking ahead — we could use several more good snowstorms!
There are some signs of a change in the weather pattern around the middle of the month with a better chance for heavier snow around St. Patrick's Day.