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Stale and Stagnant No More: Snow is in the Forecast

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Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 20:31:59-05

The weather has been fairly quiet around the Holidays so far, but there are signs of change. High pressure has been overhead with general clear skies and little to no snow for a while. There will be a few weak systems bringing in a chance at light snow through the weekend, a sign that the stagnant pattern is beginning to change. Friday will start out sunny and cold but clouds will increase through the afternoon. A few snow showers will move over the mountains near the Continental Divide late in the day. Scattered snow showers and a light accumulation are possible Friday night into Saturday morning. But by Saturday afternoon the clouds will clear allowing a decent amount of sunshine once again. Temperatures will remain seasonably chilly with highs in the 20s and low 30s. Sunday the second little disturbance will move through with light snow showers. There may be a light accumulation of 1-2" in the mountains. Monday will be sunny and dry with highs near 30. New Year's Eve will feature the next storm that will literally blow in with a lot of wind. There will be mountain snow and a few mixed rain and snow showers in the lower elevations late on Tuesday. Scattered snow showers in the lower elevations and steady snow will fall across much of the state on New Year's Day. The wind will once again howl across the state. Travel may be difficult with the wind and snow early on Wednesday. A more active weather pattern will develop after this, with a chance of snow and cold continuing into the middle of the month. Winter #4 is on it's way!
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz