The current winter storm will interrupt travel through the High Country.
Snow is still on track for the mountain zones and traffic will be impacted with the usual list of accidents, closures and delays. Please use caution while travelling to your destination and slow way down and move over for responders on the side of the road! I-70 traffic will be disrupted from GWS, up and over Vail Pass and the Tunnel. Any mountain road or highway will also have winter conditions and safety closures will be the order of business for the next 24 hours. Due to the cold air trapped at the valley locations, city streets will also keep icy spots on roadways.
Winter Storm Warnings remain in place through Thursday and by Friday this storm system will be in exit mode. Cold temperatures remain in the lower elevations and Wednesday evening there is a slight chance of snow flurries as well. The best accumulating snow will remain in the central and northern mountains. There is an expectation of 1-2 feet of new snow in those zones.
There will be some mild air working it’s way into the forecast for late this week as another storm system swings through Saturday. Ahead of it’s arrival, the flow will be from the mild/warmer southwest. This is our next opportunity to kick some of these inversions out of the lower valleys and it could also be our next shot at seeing some snow flurries for the lower valleys (no accumulations).