12 inches of spring snow to fall in the Colorado mountains


Colorado is bracing for another spring snowstorm that could cover parts of the mountains to a foot of fresh powder.

First off, expect plenty of sun on Friday and Saturday with temperatures hovering between the mid-70s and low 80s in the plains, 70s in mountain valleys, and lows 50-60s high in the mountains.

The spring storm is expected to hit Colorado as early as Sunday afternoon, causing temperatures to drop, producing rain showers and blanketing parts of the mountains with up to 12 inches of snow.

“The next storm will bring colder temperatures along with showers and thunderstorms by the end of Sunday afternoon, which may continue until early Tuesday,” says a dangerous weather forecast from the National Weather Service . “Expect widespread precipitation from Sunday evening through Monday, with snow in the mountains and higher foothills and rain for the lower elevations.”

OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz calls for “multiple rounds of low-level snow and rain” with the potential to bring 6 to 12 inches of snow to the northern and eastern mountains, mostly above 8,000 feet between Sunday evening and Thursday morning. See his full report here.

Winter conditions are always present at higher altitudes. Be prepared for the conditions by bringing traction devices and snowshoes with you. Weather conditions in the mountains can change quickly. Remember to always check current conditions before setting out and be prepared for rapid changes in mountain weather.

Editor’s Note: All weather reports are subject to change. Check out station specifics, a more detailed forecast and forecast maps on the OpenSnow website here.

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