Wet roads are expected to freeze as the snow moves in
DENVER – Snowfall will taper off along the Front Range but will continue into the evening hours in the eastern Plains. Wet roads are expected to freeze this evening as road temperatures drop.
Saturday brought several inches of snow along the Front Range. The entire Denver metro area remains under a winter weather advisory.
DIA’s Denver snow gauge reported 2.2 inches over the past 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder. But the brunt of the storm was seen in Weld County, where more than a foot of snow fell in the Greeley area on Saturday.
Communities along the I-25 corridor, the Front Range extending as far as Fort Collins and parts of northeastern Colorado are under a winter weather advisory until 11 p.m. Saturday due to “additional snow accumulations of up to 4 inches, with heavy snowfall across the southern ridge.” and metro Denver,” the NWS said early Saturday morning.
Aurora, Golden, Boulder, Brighton, Lakewood, Loveland, Parker, Littleton, Arvada, among other areas are included in the winter weather warning.
The NWS warned of possible slippery spots on roads.
“By midday, expect snow-soaked roads and cold conditions. Later in the day, the weather was slushy and slushy in some foothill and mountain locations with snow showers continuing on the Plains,” said Mike Nelson, Denver 7’s chief meteorologist.
The good news: The snowstorm in Denver this weekend is not a repeat of last Saturday’s heavy snowstorm.
“The low is too far to the south and weakening and too far to the south to form a massive storm,” Nelson added. “In the 2 to 4 inch snowfall range in the Denver metro area, not a lot of snow comes on the mountains.”
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The NWS added a winter storm warning to its Colorado Weather Alert map for parts of Weld County, where heavy snowfall was likely with 1 to 5 inches of additional snow accumulation possible.
Eaton, Briggsdale, Grover, Fort Lupton and Gilley are listed in a winter storm warning in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday.
“By the afternoon, snow should fall again across much of the Metro and parts of the Plains with deep moisture returning briefly,” the National Weather Service said in its weather discussion.
Additional snow totals in Colorado will help boost the seasonal cumulative average closer to normal in Denver.
The metro’s snow gauge is 14 inches behind the normal February cumulative total.
At Denver International Airport, Denver’s official weather reporting station, 20.9 inches of snow has fallen this year compared to the normal of 34.9 inches.
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Saturday evening forecast
More Denver metro weather, Colorado snow totals from the NWS:
- Greeley: 13.5 inches
- Eaton: 8 inches
- Wheat edge: 6 inches
- Evans: 5.5 inches
- Genesee: 5.2 inches
- Arvada: 4 inches
- Thornton: 3.4 inches
- Diameter: 2.2 inches
- Leadville: 1.2 inches
- Park powder: 1″
- Louisville: 0.4 inches
- Boulder: 0.2 inch
You can check out NWS Colorado’s snow totals map showing accumulations over the past 24 hours.
The system is moving quickly across the state and by Sunday, conditions will clear but will remain cold.
Mild weather awaits the start of the week with Denver’s temperature rising to 43 degrees on Monday. Day by day, afternoon high temperatures will increase to reach the low 50s by Wednesday with the next chance of snow arriving in Denver on Friday.
“No big storms next week,” Nelson said.
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