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Snowcast: Spring is in the air but winter isn't over
Thursday’s high temperature could push 70 degrees, and it will feel like winter is over and spring is here.
Don’t rush to judgment just yet! After a warm few days, winter will make a brief return to the mountains this weekend and a longer-lasting appearance toward the end of next week.
Two storms will brush by northern Colorado this weekend. There is some uncertainty about exactly how these storms will track, so I have low confidence in the exact snow amounts. However, I’m rather certain that one storm will bring at least a bit of snow to the northern half of the state Saturday and a slightly stronger storm has a better chance of providing measurable snow to Colorado on Sunday.
After the warm end to the week, these storms will produce mostly heavier, wet snow, but snow is snow.
The early part of next week should be dry across the state, but a larger storm or series of storms should arrive sometime midweek. With more than a week to go before this storm arrives, it’s impossible to know which locations will see the most snow. However, most computer forecast models agree that it’ll feel much more like winter by the end of next week.
March doesn’t look like it will set any snowfall records, but after 12 months ago — when it basically didn’t snow in the mountains — a more normal March this season is a welcome change.
For snow forecasts for ski areas, visit OpenSnow.com.