Cold air and abundant moisture will lead to a round of heavy snow in the higher elevations across the West. Winter weather alerts extend from the Laramie Range in Wyoming to Big Bear in California. More than a foot may fall in the highest elevations, especially in the Rockies of Colorado.
A front draped across the west will be the focus for snow development. A low pressure center in Kansas and another near Las Vegas will help to enhance snowfall throughout the night. The system will weaken Thursday and snowfall will diminish throughout the day.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels