Very Wet Spring Storm Impacts Colorado Through Friday Night

By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4)

Our moisture packed system will continue to dump snow and rain in Colorado through Friday, even Saturday in some areas.

Late on Thursday night, there may be a break in the precipitation along the Front Range and high country. That doesn’t mean it’s over. The foothills could continue to get nailed overnight through Friday.

We’ve seen plenty of snow and rain in Denver, but it has taken a long time to stick. It may not be until well into the night the snow actually accumulates. Denver is under a Winter Storm Warning through Friday at 3:00 pm for 2 to 6 inches of snow. South of Denver could see up to a foot.

 

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A family enjoying the snow day in Summit County on Thursday (credit: Janie Merickel Hodge)

For locations higher than 6,500 feet in Jefferson, Boulder, and Larimer Counties, a Winter Storm Warning continues through 6 p.m. Friday. Locations such as Estes Park, Red Feather Lakes, Nederland, Ward, and Allenspark will see a total of 20-40 inches of heavy snow. In fact, some areas have already come close to those numbers. Farther south along the I-70 and Highway 285 corridors including Genesee, Evergreen, Conifer, and Bailey, the total will likely range from 18 to 36 inches by late Friday.

Breaking tree branches are a big concern, as they can cause home damage and power outages. Also, if you planted already, cover tonight or bring them inside. We’re in for very cold temperatures Thursday and Friday nights.

Friday could start with snow, but also a chance we have a lull in the precipitation. Showers and snow could return through the morning and into the evening. Southeastern Colorado could get heavier rain through the night on Friday.

 

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Sunshine will return on Saturday but temperatures will remain below normal for late May.

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Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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