DENVER - As the weather warms up on the Front Range, more snow is possible for the mountains. A winter storm watch is in effect late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.
Colorado has experienced lots of ups and downs in the weather in the past 7 days. It took a week for temperatures to warm from the single digits to the normal high, meanwhile snow continued to accumulate in the mountains reaching totals from 3 to 5ft.
Another weather system will bring heavy snow to the mountains Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. A winter storm watch is in effect through this period for the possibility of seeing from 8 to 16 inches of snow in areas north of the I-70 corridor, and amounts closer to 6 to 12" along the western slope including Aspen, Vail, and Snowmass. Add to that strong gusts from 50 to 65 mph, and we are dealing with difficult driving conditions with blowing snow and reduced visibility. The snow will decrease by Thursday night into Friday and drier air arrives Saturday.
Mostly dry weather will stick around through the weekend on the Front Range with temperatures warming to the low 50s by Wednesday. Strong winds are likely for the Foothills and Plains as well because of the storm in the mountains. The weather pattern for the end of the week will be above normal temperatures with active winds.