The first half of Saturday is going to be overcast with a morning chance of snow showers transitioning into a rain/snow mix around lunch. No accumulations are anticipated as this is a default chance of seeing precipitation locally due to a cold front swinging through the region. This front will be responsible for more mountain snow and 5-15″ along with gusty 35 mph wind speeds are expected in the central and northern mountains. The Elkhead, Park Mountains and the Flat Tops, The advisory for these areas begin late Friday night January 7, 2022 and continues through 3 pm Saturday January 8. 2022. Travel through the High Country will become problematic. Please slow down and anticipate accidents, delays and closures.

The weather pattern turns clear and quiet Sunday and that should also continue through the middle of next week with a ridge of high pressure settling overhead for a few days/into the middle of next week. Temperatures lows and highs should hit and slightly exceed the averages, which is in the middle teens and middle 30s.