Mild and dry on Friday and Saturday. Clouds and flakes on Sunday, followed by a period of steady snowfall on Sunday night and into Monday. Break on Monday night, followed by another chance for steadier snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dry later next week ahead of additional chances for snow through the week of March 8th.
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Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
We'll enjoy two beautiful days on Friday and Saturday. Expect mostly sunny skies and temps in the upper 20s to low 30s on Friday, followed by partly sunny skies and more temps in the low 30s on Saturday.
Increasing clouds on Saturday night and Sunday morning will then be the signal for our next round of snow that is set to start during the second half of Sunday. We'll likely receive scattered snow showers and more mild temps through Sunday afternoon ahead of the main wave on Sunday night and into Monday morning.
The image below is the latest ensemble snow forecast for Vail Pass and even though there's still a decent amount of uncertainty, we should be looking at 3-6 inches for the resorts along the corridor and soft(ish) turns on Monday morning.
We'll then catch a break during the second half of Monday and into Tuesday morning ahead of another round of snow during the second half of Tuesday and maybe into Wednesday. The models continue to push this storm further north and bring less energy into Colorado so we'll have to see how it trends over the weekend. As of now, expect cooler temps and light to moderate snow ahead of drying trend later next week.
Clear and dry road surfaces continue through midday Sunday. Outside of normal weekend traffic, expect travel to cruise along at normal speeds from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.
Heavier snow beginning on Sunday night will provide a quick return to wet, icy, and snow-packed road surfaces through midday Monday. Plan for slower travel speeds during this time, especially near the Eisenhower Tunnel and over Vail Pass.
The road surfaces should improve on Monday afternoon and into Monday night. The next shot for snow on Tuesday and Wednesday could also bring slower travel speeds and icy / snow-packed road surfaces but we'll see how the storm trends over the weekend.
As we head the final days of February and into early March, the higher sun angle will begin to be our friend when it comes to clearing the road surfaces. Very heavy snow will still impact the corridor but the sun will help to keep only wet road surfaces during the daytime hours.
Following the storms on Sunday/Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday, we'll likely catch a multi-day break from Thursday, March 5th through Saturday, March 7th.
Our attention will then turn to the week of Sunday, March 8th and beyond as there continues to be positive signals for additional storms as we head into the middle of the month.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for daily updates!
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