Very cold on Sunday morning. Snow showers Sunday afternoon ahead of a chance for heavier snow Sunday night into Monday morning. Dry and much warmer Tuesday into Wednesday. Snow returns Thursday, with heavy snow Thursday night into Friday. Mostly dry next weekend ahead of more snow around Monday, April 3.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
We picked up anywhere from a dusting to 1-2 inches on Saturday thanks to lingering snow showers. We're now waking up to mostly clear skies and VERY cold temps on Sunday morning. Temps will once again start below 0°F before rising to around 10°F under partly sunny skies by midday Sunday.
We'll then be watching for snow showers to pop up on Sunday afternoon, followed by a chance for heavier snow showers on Sunday night and into Monday morning as a cold front and west-to-west-northwest winds slide over Colorado. I'll be looking for 1-3 inches through Monday morning ahead of clearing skies and more single-digit temps on Monday.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week, we'll receive dry weather on Tuesday and Wednesday as temps finally climb back up to near average for late March. Highs should reach into the upper 20s to low 30s.
We'll then be tracking our next chance for healthy snowfall rates as another good-looking storm slides into Colorado on Thursday. The latest model trends have pushed back the timing just a bit, with light snow on Thursday and heavy snow not arriving until Thursday night and into Friday. We'll stick with the early forecast of 4-10 inches and adjust as we really dial in the details.
Wet and a few snow-packed road surfaces over the higher passes remain in place on Sunday morning. Travel should cruise along at normal speeds through midday Sunday.
Icy and snow-packed road surfaces will then return from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Expect slower travel speeds during this time, especially along eastbound I-70.
Dry road surfaces prevail from Monday afternoon through Wednesday, March 29 ahead of more wet, slick, and snow-packed road surfaces on Thursday, March 30 and into Friday, March 31.
We're entering that time of year when the higher sun angle really begins to be our friend in regards to clearing snowy road surfaces during the midday hours. Heavy snowfall rates can still overcome this higher sun angle so always remember to take it slow and give yourself extra travel time while driving during heavy snow.
Next Weekend & Beyond
Following the storm on Thursday and into Friday, we should receive dry weather under partly to mostly sunny skies on Saturday, April 1 and into Sunday, April 2. We'll then be tracking yet another storm that will look to arrive around Monday, April 3. This could influence our weather for a few days thereafter so stay tuned for further updates.
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