I-70 Daily Snow
By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago November 28, 2023
Warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mostly cloudy on Thursday ahead of increasing chances for snow by Thursday night. Heavy snow is possible Friday night and again from Saturday night through Monday. Dry December 5-7 ahead of another chance for snow beginning around December 8.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
Tuesday - Wednesday
Milder temps under sunny skies will be the story for Tuesday. Temps will start in the teens on Tuesday morning and rise into the 20s to low 30s on the mountains.
Wednesday will be similar from a temperature perspective but with an increase in cloud coverage. Expect high clouds to begin to filter in throughout the day.
Thursday - Monday
Following mostly cloudy skies and slightly cooler temps on Thursday, chances for snow will increase by Thursday night and into Friday as the first of multiple rounds of snow roll through Colorado. We could see anywhere from a dusting to maybe an inch if we're lucky by Friday evening.
Friday night through Sunday and maybe into Monday is when it gets interesting. Multiple waves of snow will slide into Colorado and bring us moderate to potentially significant totals by early next week.
We'll need another day or two to gather more confidence but as of now, expect anywhere from 4-10 inches along the mountain corridor, with the snow quality getting fluffier as the weekend goes on thanks to cool, west-to-northwest winds flowing overhead.
Clear and dry road surfaces will remain in place through Wednesday.
Wet road surfaces could form from the Eisenhower Tunnel through Glenwood Springs from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon but I do not expect any major travel impacts.
Multiple rounds of snow will bring icy and snow-packed road surfaces to a majority of the mountain corridor from Friday night through Monday, December 4. Plan for delays due to weather from Friday night through Sunday evening during times of heavy traffic.
Next Week & Beyond
Following the weekend snow and possibly into Monday, we should receive dry weather from next Tuesday through Thursday, December 5-7. Chances for snow will then quickly return from December 8-10 as the longer-range models crank up another weekend storm. We'll take it!
Tap the links below to view automated snow forecasts for the ski resorts.
Along with automated weather forecasts for each town along the mountain corridor.
- Idaho Springs
- Vail Village
- Glenwood Springs
Thanks for reading! Next update on Wednesday.
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