Thunderstorms, Rain, and Snow for the West this Weekend
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.
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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