March 6, 2016 Nederland Forecast Discussion

After a mild weekend, cooler weather is in store for Nederland and the northern Front Range Foothills to start the week. An upper-level disturbance will pass to the north and west of the region on Monday. Winds will shift from the northwest by midday and temperatures will cool. The down slope, bora winds will not be favorable for significant precipitation east of the divide, but rain showers will quickly turn to snow showers and snow levels lower to below 6000 ft.

A deep upper level low will move well to the south of Colorado on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will remain cool during this period. While the low will track too far to the south of the area to result in much precipitation, models are hinting at weak upslope flow, up to 10000 feet at times, and some mid-level moisture which could result some widely scattered snow showers, especially along and close the Divide.

A ridge builds back into Colorado by later in the week resulting in a return to unseasonably mild and dry weather.

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