DENVER (CBS4) – Winter is finally coming to many parts of Colorado and there could be two flurries of snow this week. The first is already bringing snow and rain to the mountains and the western slope. Many mountains west of the Continental Divide are expected to have good accumulations by noon Tuesday. There is a winter weather advisory for the Steamboat Mountains to Telluride.
There is a second storm system toward Colorado from Thursday evening through Saturday morning. This one appears to be more powerful with a lot more mountain snow from Wednesday night until Saturday morning.
As the storm system moves east, it can accumulate snow over eastern parts of the state and, in all likelihood, the first official measurable snowfall from Denver to Denver International Airport. Denver.
The long-term model that appears to have the best control over snowfall for the weekend storm is the Global Forecast System or GFS for short. This model had 1 to 3 inches of possible snow for Denver on Saturday morning! Remember, we only need a tenth of an inch at DIA for the no snow streak to end.
In the mountains the amounts will be higher! Keep in mind that these are preliminary models and are subject to change.
But, it is possible that some of the western mountains will see 6 to 12 inches of snow as well as 3 to 6 inches from Summit County to the Rocky Mountain National Park.