Saturday November 2nd 2013 8:52am MDT
By Meteorologist Joel Gratz
Saturday is going to be a perfect day for all of Colorado. Enjoy the new snow underfoot and blue skies above!
The next storm will send out a warning shot on Sunday afternoon, but the main push will wait until Monday afternoon through Monday night, with lingering snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are the details...
+ On Sunday night, a band of snow along a cold front will push over northern and central Colorado. Steamboat has the best chance to see meaningful snow (2-4?) with other mountains along I-70 and south to Aspen and perhaps even the central mountains around Crested Butte and Monarch seeing a quick 1-3 inches. This the first wave of energy from the storm.
+ On Monday, most areas will be cloudy, windy, and dry. We'll be in between the energy that pushed through Sunday night and the main storm that will still be to our west.
+ Expect the heaviest snow from late Monday afternoon through Monday night. Many areas will see about 4-8 inches during this time. If the moisture and storm energy phases at just the right time, most mountains will see great accumulations. If the moisture and energy phase too far to the east, some mountains will be skipped and will experience lower accumulations. The newest models are not in agreement, so we'll have to wait another day at least before gaining more confidence about this part of the storm.
+ Tuesday will be moist and cold with lingering snow showers. Tuesday night should be dry for most areas, then...
+ ...Wednesday will bring another shot of northwest flow with the mountains along and north of I-70 seeing the best chance of heavier snow. About 2-4 inches is a good bet this far out, but if things come together perfectly, it could be more.
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