After a day of warmth and even a record high in Denver of 76 degrees, heavy snow is ahead for later tonight. Blizzard conditions are possible for the Front Range of Colorado into Friday morning. 5″ to 10″ of snow coupled with 60 mph winds will create near zero visibility. White-out conditions may occur with the blowing and drifting snow. Travel will be difficult, if not impossible later tonight. The wind will start to diminish by midday Friday.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 23, 2017
Heavy snow is also possible in portions of the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada with totals well over a foot. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories continue in several areas.
Along the coast, heavy rain is possible through the weekend, along with concerns of melting snow on over-saturated soils. Flood Watches continue for parts of the Northwest into Nevada.
A series of low pressure centers will move through the region over the next couple of days. The first wave is moving eastward into the Plains with a second system moving toward the coast Friday.
The weekend will continue to see active weather conditions as one system moves through the Rockies Saturday, and another surges out of the Pacific Ocean and along the coast Sunday. More rain and snow is in the forecast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels