Model Update For Friday Storm

5/17/22 Tuesday 7:25 am
The most significant impact on our forecast area will be wind from the pressure gradient tightening as the cold front moves through Colorado Thursday night and Friday. I expect it to be cold enough to snow in the forecast area’s northern portions, mainly above 8,500 feet. Freezing temperatures may be possible Saturday morning.
It will be a completely different story east of the divide and the Front Range. On Thursday, temperatures in the Denver area will be in the upper 80s to low 90s. 24 hours later temperature will be in the 30s. The GFS is still showing a major winter storm for the Front Range foothills. The Euro is depicting a much warmer storm with lower snow totals. The Canadian shows the cold temperatures that the GFS does, but with lower snow totals.
The biggest difference between the GFS and Euro for our area is the overnight lows on Saturday.
That is a 16-degree disparity in the overnight low-temperature forecast for DRO on Saturday morning.
As I said yesterday, if you are traveling to the Front Range on Friday you should monitor the situation. Thanks for following and supporting the site!

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