7:00 AM | *Widespread accumulating snow event here in the southern Rockies late tonight and tomorrow to include blowing and drifting*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, cold, maybe a rain or snow shower, highs in the low 40’s

Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy, cold, breezy, snow likely after midnight, lows near 20 degrees

Wednesday

Snow and blowing snow, windy, cold, low 20’s; total accumulations of 3-6 inches

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, breezy, very cold, snow showers possible early, lows near 10 degrees

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, not quite as cold, mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Discussion

It looks like the first real widespread snow event coming to the southern Rockies since earlier this fall. Snow is likely to develop in the Denver metro region late tonight and continue for much of Wednesday along with very cold and windy conditions. Total snow accumulations from this storm could end up in the 3-6 inch range by later tomorrow and winds will gust up to 30 mph causing considerable blowing and drifting. Surface low pressure will move to near southeast Colorado by late tonight and to the Plains by later Wednesday. Winds will increase out of the north and northeast by earlier tomorrow and continue into Thursday causing blowing snow throughout the region. Looking ahead, the active pattern continues next week as well with another possible snowstorm around Christmas Day (Tuesday).

Video

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