Rain and snow Wednesday into Thursday along Colorado Front Range – What We Know!

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DENVER – Whereas temperatures will attain the mid-60s in Denver on Tuesday, rain and snow are transferring in Wednesday afternoon, which might make for a slushy commute on Thursday morning.

There weren’t but winter climate advisories or winter storm watches issued for northeast Colorado as of midday Tuesday, the Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder stated it might situation some on Tuesday afternoon.

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The precipitation might begin out as mild rain within the metro space and alongside the plains on Thursday morning, which is able to proceed by the afternoon.

Based on the NWS, the rain will probably persist by 9 p.m. within the metro space, then change to a rain-snow combine between 9 p.m. Wednesday and midnight, then change to snow in a single day as one other chilly air mass strikes into the realm.

NWS Boulder

Forecast snow for the Wednesday-Thursday snowstorm as of Tuesday morning.

The NWS stated Tuesday morning the very best window for snow might be between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.

The Entrance Vary foothills and Palmer Divide might see 5-10 inches of snow, with domestically increased totals, in response to the NWS. As of midday, the NWS was forecasting 2-3 inches for Denver and Boulder, with extra snow nearer to the foothills.

The NWS stated a winter storm watch could possibly be issued for the foothills and Palmer Divide on Tuesday afternoon for the storm, in addition to a winter climate advisory for Denver, the foothills, and the I-70 hall from Denver to Limon.

Roads will probably be slushy or slick for the Thursday morning commute, particularly within the Palmer Divide space and between Colorado Springs and the Denver metro space.

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NRCS/USDA

Statewide snowpack ranges had been 98% of median as of Tuesday.

Colorado’s statewide snowpack was 98% of median as of Tuesday after a reasonably regular improve over the previous 10 days. The snowpack within the eight particular person river basins has additionally improved.

The Gunnison basin has the most important snowpack in Colorado as of Tuesday, with 111% of median. The San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan (104%) and Higher Colorado Headwaters (103%) had been each above median ranges.

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NRCS/USDA

Median snowpack ranges within the eight Colorado river basins as of Monday.

The Laramie and North Platte (98%), Higher Rio Grande (98%), and South Platte (98%) had been all barely beneath median ranges. And the Arkansas (91%) and Yampa and White (89%) basins had been barely additional beneath median ranges.

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