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Thunderstorms, Rain, and Snow for the West this Weekend

5 May 2021, 10:13 am

The pattern through the weekend looks active for the Western U.S. A cold upper-level low will settle in to the Northern Rockies and will only slowly shift to the south into early next week. This will keep rain, snow, and even a few thunderstorms in the forecast.

Winter weather advisories are in effect through Sunday for the highlighted portions of Montana. Lower elevations could see 1-3 inches of snow accumulate, while higher elevations could see 4-8 inches, with isolated higher totals.

 

Meanwhile, we can see a few thunderstorms in southern Colorado and New Mexico, with the threat for hail, gusty winds and lightning. Widespread storms are not expected, but a few stronger storms will be possible.

Forecast

 

Rain and snow continues through Sunday in Montana, while snow flurries start to increase in the mountains of Utah and Colorado. This is as a surface low starts to form in the lee of the Rockies.

This storm drops south into Colorado by Monday morning. For more on the next snow opportunity for the Front Range, click here.

 

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About the author
Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.

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