Snow started falling in the Front Range Sunday and more is ahead for today (Monday) This is part of the Pacific Northwest moisture pushing to the south and west. It is not looking nearly as potent as last week’s blizzard, there will still be meaningful accumulation of snow along the I-25 corridor. Wind will be lighter with this upcoming system, so blowing snow and low visibility won’t be a huge concern.
Alerts continue for Colorado and New Mexico. There will be pockets of heavy snow through the early afternoon. Warm air will slowly mix into the system, bringing a mix of rain and snow for the Front Range with snow in the mountains. As the low pressure center moves into the Plains, snow will taper this evening.
Our models are painting snowfall heaviest around the Denver Metro area once again through Monday night. Although initial melting is expected, another 4-8″ of snowfall is expected with locally higher totals up to 1 foot from Fort Collins through Monument, CO. We should also see decent heavy snowfall for the southern Sangre de Cristo mountain range and Wet Mountains as well.
The I-70 corridor could be difficult to travel as decent snowfall around area ski resorts is anticipated.
Denver, CO is already above average for March snowfall, and with more on the way for late this weekend and early next week, improvements are expected to the ongoing drought situation!
We will continue to cover the wave of Rockies moisture on WeatherNation and in your western regional forecasts, at :50 past the hour.