Clouds, cold, and periods of light snow prevailed in Nederland and the surrounding Colorado Foothills on Friday. As expected, accumulations where light. From Thursday evening until early Friday afternoon, I measured only 1.5 inches of snow and 0.12 inches of liquid equivalent. The snow tapered off Friday afternoon and by evening the temperatures dropped back into the single digits F.
We’ll see a little sun early in the morning. Clouds, upslope winds, and light snow will return during the afternoon as storm system currently in the Pacific Northwest digs into the central and southern Rockies. It looks like much of the forcing associated with this storm will pass to our south. That said, accumulations should be on the light side, generally 1-3 inches. The snow will continue into the evening hours. Highs on Saturday will only be in the low to mid 20s F.
Snow early will give way to a clearing sky as the storm system passes to our east and upper level subsidence sets in. Lows will drop back into the 5-10 F range.
Dry and sunny conditions will prevail, but it will remain cold with highs of 25-30 F
Another trough will sweep through Colorado on Monday and Monday Night bring colder temperatures and another round of light snow. At this point, accumulations appear to be in the 1-3 inch range. Temperatures on Monday will reach into the lower 30s F.