1/20/21 Thursday 12:45 pm
On Friday, a weakening system will float across the forecast area bringing light snow to most locations. At the moment it looks like snow will start mid to late morning across the northern portions of the forecast area. The snow will drift south by early afternoon and will end on Saturday.
Here are the latest model forecasts for liquid precipitation from first to last flake.
The models struggle with these types of systems. The system should favor northern portions of the forecast area. I have low confidence in this forecast based on my experience with the models with this type of setup. Here is my preliminary forecast; if there are dramatic changes in the overnight model runs I will update them in the morning.
Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, the 550 passes, and Wolf Creek: 2 to 4 inches.
Purgatory and mid-elevation areas at or above 7,300 feet: 1 to 3 inches.
All other areas: up to 1 inch.
I will check in tomorrow by 8 am after the high-resolution models generate. Thanks for following and supporting the site!