The first major winter class storm system is in it’s exit mode. Lingering rain and snow showers will still be possible through midnight (elevation dependent).
All areas of Colorado have dropped the temperatures below the seasonal averages. Cold mornings and cool afternoons will remain in the forecast through the end of this weekend. Many locations will remain below freezing as we begin the weekend on a clear and dry note. There is a second storm system expected to pass through early Thursday. This is going to be a weaker storm, but it will reinforce the cold conditions. This storm will also deliver a light payload of snow to the mountains, develop a chance for flurries and or a rain snow mix Thursday morning for lower valley elevations. Montrose and Grand Junction are included in this round of potentially impactful weather. Driving conditions will deteriorate the higher in elevation you travel. By Friday night, a clear and crisp pattern is developing with subfreezing temperatures for the majority of locations. The weekend should maintain a mostly clear, dry and cool pattern.