DENVER (CBS4) – A weak weather system brought light mountain snow to parts of Colorado on Saturday with several inches reported in a few locations, including Steamboat Ski Resort. Denver and parts of the Front Range received a few showers and light rain showers.
A beautiful storm moved through the area with 5 “of fresh mid-mountain snow this morning and other falls throughout the day. Https://t.co/YDFlGSwbnU
– #SteamboatResort (@skisteamboat) November 21, 2021
The next storm to hit Colorado is currently located several hundred miles south of Alaska in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Strong and gusty winds will develop ahead of it on Tuesday and this will reduce our fire danger to high levels. It will also be exceptionally hot before the storm on Monday and Tuesday.
Then, Tuesday evening, a strong cold front associated with the storm swept through the state, triggering widespread snow in the mountains and dropping temperatures around Colorado to as much as 25 degrees for Wednesday. Thanksgiving Eve trips could be impacted by this storm, especially in the mountains.
Denver will have a slight chance to see some rain or snow showers from this storm as it passes, but at the moment the chance is not that high. Of course, that’s in a few days and the forecast could change, so be sure to come back with us often for updates.
If everything stays in line with the current schedule, we should see a quick release Thursday morning with a sunny afternoon around Colorado. While travel can be difficult in some areas on Wednesday, conditions appear to be good from Thursday through the rest of the bank holiday weekend.