A few inches of snow fell on Tuesday night for elevations over 10,000ft. Wednesday through Saturday should be dry, then our next chance of snow will extend from Sunday into Monday 10/27.
I'm on the east coast until next Monday (visits to NYC and Penn State), so I'll be updating at night sometimes.
Clouds increased across the state on Tuesday afternoon with a few showers here and there. As of 10pm Tuesday night the freezing level is about 11,000ft. A line of intense showers is pushing through western Colorado and should hit the mountains near and north of Aspen overnight with snow levels dropping to 10,000ft and likely a bit lower. Expect 1-3 inches over the higher peaks of the northern half of Colorado by Wednesday morning.
Wednesday should be a generally dry day with lingering clouds for northern Colorado and perhaps a midday shower for a few spots.
Then on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the atmosphere will be dry and the sun will shine brilliantly.
Our next storm will arrive on Sunday and last into Monday. Like I've been saying for the last few posts, I don't have much confidence in the track of this storm, though the models are converging on a forecast for cool air and a few inches of snow for central and northern Colorado. The "dip" in the cooler colors near Colorado signifies the storm on Sunday night.
Even though Sunday night's storm does not look like it will bring a lot of snow, it should drop temperatures and Monday / Monday night should allow many resorts to crank the snow guns.
The end of next week or the first weekend in November should be active with at least one more storm. Stay tuned for details.