Cold front to move through Colorado this weekend, with a few showers in Denver on Saturday

Winds will pick up across Colorado

DENVER – 

A cold front will slide across the state and bring cooler weather for the weekend.  Snowfall in the mountains will be in the 2 to 4 inch range.  A few rain or snow showers will be possible in Denver and across the eastern plains on Saturday, but amounts will be very light. 

Denver and the plains will be windy on Saturday with cool northerly gusts of 15 to 25 mph.  Temperatures will stay in the 50s. 

Mostly will be dry weather returning for Sunday, although the San Juan Mountains could still see some snow.  Highs will be near 50 degrees on Sunday in Denver with readings in the 40s in the mountains.

Dry weather appears on the horizon for early next week across Colorado, but there are some signs of a shift to a more stormy pattern later next week.  We sure could use the moisture, drought conditions are increasing over much of the state during this very dry winter.

Snow has been scarce this season with only seen 19.4" 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% 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.

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