The models have not waivered all week on the abrupt pattern change that will bring us the beneficial precipitation we really need right now.
The models are also in agreement that most of that precipitation will fall from Saturday to Sunday. On Sunday night we should have an all snow event down to at least 6,500 feet if not lower.
I am seeing a slight shift towards a faster start very early Saturday morning. During the day Saturday, it will be wintery in the elevations above 9,000 feet and cool, wet and blustery below 9,000 feet. Thunderstorms and thundersnow are certainly possible. Saturday night the snow levels will lower quickly and most everyone should wake up to various levels of snow intensity Sunday morning, from light to very heavy. Travel Saturday evening or throughout the night into Sunday morning could be very difficult in some areas, especially the passes.
In the lower elevations, conditions should gradually improve on Sunday as another piece of energy sets its sights on SW Colorado.
By Sunday night the system should arrive and bring all snow to the area making for a very messy Monday morning.
The models continue to look very convincing.
Here is the Canadian
The Euro has the lowest totals but still looks phenomenal.
Tomorrow (Friday) I will have an early Update to cover the overnight models. Then Friday afternoon I will cover travel in all directions. I will also cover the latest model runs and the NWS weather highlights (watches, warnings, and advisories). Friday’s afternoon Update will be a little later than normal so I can cover all of the fresh information.
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