New snow in mountains

KUSA - As snow wraps up in the high country Friday, strong winds will take over and create blowing snow. More travel advisories are expected for Monday with another spring snowstorm headed to Colorado.

The end of the weekend will bring partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the Front Range and Plains. Snow will gradually decrease throughout the day for the high country, but strong winds will still cause difficult driving conditions over icy and snow packed roads and mountain passes. Wind gusts in the mountains could reach up to 45 mph, while plains and Front Range wind speeds will be in the 20 to 35 mph range with strongest winds expected through the afternoon.

More unsettled weather is expected for the workweek with several chances for moisture in the high country and east of the Divide. Heavy snow is forecast for the northern mountains and across the northern foothills from Monday through Monday night. A storm system will move into the Great Basin at the beginning of the week and combine with a cold front in northeast Colorado to create upslope flow for the Front Range. Heavy snow is possible for Fort Collins, Greeley and the northern suburbs of Denver. Accumulations will be higher in the mountains with 8 to 16 inches, and lower elevations could see amounts ranging from 3 to 6 inches from Denver to the Wyoming Border.

Light snow is possible for some areas on Tuesday before the main storm system arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday. More heavy snow is possible for the mountains, foothills and plains on Wednesday as cold air once again increases upslope flow for northern Colorado. The storm system should move out by early Thursday as light snow continues in the mountains.


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