Denver, Colorado 2021-03-04 14:17:49 –
Thursday’s storm will bring a mixture of rain and snow to Denver, but the western and southern regions of the city may see more accumulation and dangerous driving conditions by Thursday night.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the boundaries between areas of snow and rain vary between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. This includes most of the front range. This means that it is difficult to predict total snow or precipitation types, NWS said.
According to the NWS, there is a good chance of small snowfall in Denver, even if temperatures remain below freezing. This means that it melts a lot on the road.
When a storm hits, multiple winter weather recommendations come into effect throughout the state.
As of 11:00 am on Thursday, Evergreen, Georgetown, West Creek, Central City, Idaho Springs, Bailey, and others in Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek, northeastern Park, and western Douglas. Areas under winter weather recommendations. It’s a mix of rain and snow on Thursday, and it’s all snow in the afternoon. Accumulation will probably reach 3 to 7 inches.
Roads can be smooth and dangerous on Thursday afternoons or evenings.
This advisory ends at midnight.
In addition, the Rocky Mountain National Park, Medicine Bow Range, Summit County Mountain, Mosquito Range, and Indian Peak Winter Meteorological Recommendations are valid until 9 pm. Snow can be heavy in these areas, 4 inches and 9 inches, reported by the NWS.
Winds can reach 40 miles per hour, which, coupled with snow, can make it difficult to travel on roads, including commuting on Thursday evenings.
Additional winter weather forecasts are planned for Thursday afternoon.
Alerts take effect Thursday from 2:00 pm to Friday 2:00 am in northern El Paso County, Pikes Peak, Teller County, Rampart Range, Elbert County, and central and eastern Douglas County.
NWS reports that these areas have 2 to 7 inches of snow, and higher elevations in the Lampert Mountains are more likely to snow.
According to the NWS, storms also bring gusts of 40-45 mph.
From Thursday evening to Friday morning, travel can be dangerous between snowstorms, slippery roads, and snow-covered roads.
Finally, the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains receive a total of 7-10 inches of winter weather recommendations from 5 pm Thursday to 8 am Friday. Smooth, snow-covered roads can also be seen in the area until Friday morning.
This system won’t last long — by Friday morning, the sky will clear across the state and the sun will melt the snow. Weekend temperatures return to the 1960s around Denver.
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