Latest Forecast: Enjoy The Warm Before A Chilly Spring Snowstorm

March 31, 2015 12:45 PM

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Written by Meteorologist Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – If you like big weather changes, you’re going to love this extended forecast!

First, the warm before the storm.

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Temperatures near record levels this afternoon will combine with low relative humidity and some gusty wind at times to create an elevated fire danger for much of the region.

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Then as we move into the early morning hours on Wednesday our big weather change will start to show up in the form of increasing clouds.

Showers and even a few thunderstorms will develop during the day on Wednesday as the weather system moves closer.

By Thursday a cold front will usher some much colder air into the state, setting the stage for rain showers to change over to snow by Thursday night.

The snow is great news because our statewide snowpack is behind where it should be for this time of year.

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As far as snow accumulations, it’s a tough call because there will be so much melting on impact initially, but a few inches is not out of the question by Friday morning in some areas!

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The following is the latest information from the SNOTEL network showing the current mean of Colorado’s snowpack.

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