Mostly dry on Thursday ahead of off-and-on light snow for Thursday night and into Friday. Heavier snow Friday night into Saturday, with decent upside potential. Slight break on Sunday head of more snow Monday into Tuesday. Dry during the second half of next week.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
We picked up another 1-2 inches for Thursday morning's reports as the snow machine continued to deliver off-and-on light snow along the mountain corridor. This brings us up to anywhere from 1-10 inches over the past 5 days.
We're now catching a break in the action on Thursday as we receive partly sunny skies but temps are still lingering in the single digits. Bundle up out there!
Friday - Saturday
Off-and-on light snow will return on Thursday night and continue into Friday. Temps should also warm up a bit as daytime highs climb back into the teens to low 20s.
We'll then be tracking a stronger wave that will slide through northern Colorado from Friday evening through Saturday. As we've been discussing the past few days, we'll be right on the southern edge of the best snow potential so we'll need some luck for deeper totals. There's still potential but I'm not optimistic.
In total, look for 3-6 inches from Friday night through Saturday, with decent upside potential for maybe double-digit totals for areas like Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper Mountain, and Winter Park.
We should catch another break in the action come Sunday. Expect mostly cloudy skies and temps in the teens. Should be a decent day to get out and enjoy the soft conditions.
Monday - Tuesday
We'll then be tracking another round of snow from Monday through Tuesday of next week. The latest model runs have the storm splitting as it moves into the Intermountain West, with energy going south and north of Colorado. I would prefer a direct hit but we should still be able to squeeze out light to moderate snowfall. Keep an eye on Tuesday morning for powder potential.
Wet road surfaces will be encountered on Thursday. Travel should cruise along at normal speeds.
Slick and snowy road surfaces will follow from Thursday night through Friday, followed by the potential for icy and snow-packed road surfaces from Friday night through Saturday. Friday night and Saturday morning could provide difficult travel conditions so plan for extra travel time.
Following wet road surfaces and normal travel speeds on Sunday, we'll be watching for icy and snow-packed road surfaces to return beginning on Monday and lasting through Tuesday. Give yourself extra travel time, especially from the second half of Monday through Tuesday morning.
Dry road surfaces and normal travel speeds prevail on Wednesday, February 1 and continue through at least Friday, February 3.
Later Next Week & Beyond
Following the storm on Monday and Tuesday, we should see dry weather prevail on Wednesday, February 1 and continue through at least Friday, February 3. Temps should also warm up nicely compared to what we've been receiving recently.
Looking further ahead, we'll be watching for two chances for snow through the first 10 days of February. The first chance will come around February 4/5 and the second will arrive around February 7/8. As always, we'll see how these shape up as we get closer.
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