Incoming cold front should yield some light rain for the lower elevations Tuesday night with light to moderate snow through Friday for the High Country.
Increasing cloud coverage is a good indication the cold front is on the move/advancing toward the Western Slope. The front should pass through or hit the Divide before sunrise (6:50 am approx.) Wednesday. Wind speeds have also been increasing ahead of this front and the best window for measurable rain develops Tuesday evening between 7-10 pm. There’s a very small window of (rain) opportunity below 7-thousand feet elevation Tuesday night, but given the rain deficit of .43″… let’s get to it. There are Winter Weather Advisories for the northern mountain zones through noon Wednesday, but snow will still accumulate through Friday morning in those zones. The travelling public should be prepared for winter mode. Temperatures will be chilly for the mornings into the weekend (not Wednesday) and the afternoons will be a mix of clouds and sun along with drying low elevation conditions and cooler temperatures in the low 50s. The weekend will have a subtle warming trend into the beginning of next week, when we “rinse and repeat”.