The weather over the next few days will remind us that November and winter weather are just around the corner. Winds tonight will be strong and gusty ahead of a strong cold front pushing southward across Wyoming. This front will pass through Nederland and the surrounding foothills communities between 9 and 10 AM Thursday morning and as it does temperatures will plummet. Temperatures in the early morning will be in the mid to upper 40s. By lunch, temperatures will be in the upper 20s, dropping to around 19 F for the commute home. Upslope flow combined with increasing amounts of moisture will bring a period of light snow starting around midday and continuing until early evening. Accumulations are generally expected to be light on the order of 1 to 3 inches with some locations in the higher foothills seeing amounts of 4 inches. While snow accumulations will generally be light, road conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate as the snow initially melts on road surfaces and then freezes solid as the temperatures plummet. Expect the drive in Boulder Canyon to be tricky during the afternoon and evening hours.
After the snow ends Thursday evening, cold air will settle in and temperatures in Ned will drop into the low to mid teens. Friday morning will feel like winter and you’ll want to bundle up if you are waiting to take the N bus to Boulder. The good news is that this cold air outbreak will be short-lived and daytime temperatures will rebound into the 40s and lower 50s for the weekend accompanied by plenty of golden Colorado sunshine!