Rain, snow headed back to the Front Range

KUSA - A storm system approaching from the west will bring another round of rain and snow to Colorado Saturday. As of Saturday morning, the system looks pretty dry as it approached. Light rain and snow will move in Saturday afternoon.

Snow will begin to fall first across Colorado's high country Saturday afternoon, around lunch time. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for locations along the Sangre De Cristos from noon Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday. Locations near the Spanish Peaks and Pikes Peak can expect 4 to 6 inches of new snow by Sunday morning.

Snow will also fall along the Continental Divide with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible for locations near Breckenridge, Winter Park and the Eisenhower and Johnson tunnels. Mountain snow will continue to fall off and on Saturday through Monday. The heaviest of the snow will fall Saturday night.

Most locations along the Front Range can expect rain from this system. Clouds will increase and high temperatures will climb into the middle 50s as the system intensifies over the mountains. Then, isolated, light rain showers will begin after 3 p.m. Saturday. Showers will become scattered around the Denver metro area by Saturday evening, ending overnight. This does mean there is a chance for rain for the Rockies vs. Diamondbacks game Saturday night. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. at Coors Field, with showers forecast for the area and temperatures in the 40s. Bring a heavy coat and your rain gear!

Rain will mix with snow for some parts of the metro area overnight, especially if you live on the south or west side of town. No accumulation is expected.

Sunday and Monday will be a little drier with only a chance for an afternoon, isolated rain shower for locations along the Front Range. Afternoon highs will once again be in the 50s.

Tuesday through Thursday look much warmer with high temperatures warming above average. We'll be in the upper 60s and low 70s for highs.


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