Quick round of snow is expected for the northern mountains Thursday night with colder temperatures for all Western Slope locations.

A small section of the northern border of Colorado/Wyoming will be under a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow through noon Friday December 17. This is the tail end of a passing (to our north) storm system. The Rabbit Ear’s Pass region will benefit from the most snowfall with lowering snow totals further south. Powderhorn Mountain Resort picked up a few new inches of snow Thursday and a few more could be added by Friday morning as well. Conditions are great in the mountains, but follow the C.A.I.C. safety guidelines for avalanche awareness.

Montrose and Grand Junction could see a few snow flurries with no accumulations form this system, but the forecast trend is for a dry and cold night. Once this system passes through the region, temperatures will dip briefly before returning to near the seasonal average in the upper 30s/upper teens. The upcoming weekend is expected to remain dry and mostly clear with a light wind.