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Several rounds of light snow in Denver before stronger system arrives Sunday

Several rounds of light snow roll into Colorado through the weekend with a brief break from flurries in Denver Saturday before a slightly stronger system drops more snow Sunday evening into Monday.
Posted: 4:30 PM, Jan 04, 2024
Updated: 2024-01-05 07:58:42-05
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DENVER — Several rounds of light snow will roll across Colorado over the next few days with a brief break from the flurries in the Denver metro area Saturday before a slightly stronger system brings more snow Sunday evening into Monday.

Light snow is possible Friday afternoon and evening in the higher elevations with only light snow showers expected during the late afternoon and evening hours, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder.

“Totals aren’t going to be super impressive but we are going to see another round of light snow late Friday into early Saturday," said Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo.

As of Friday morning a few winter weather alerts are in place, including a winter weather advisory foran area of east central and northeast Colorado where up to 2 inches of accumulation could bring slick travel conditions in Yuma, Wray, Burlington among other areas.

The first round of snow through Saturday morning shouldn’t amount to much in the Denver metro area, but higher snow accumulations are possible south and along I-70 from the Palmer Divide to Lincoln County, said the NWS.

Check the latest Colorado winter weather alerts here.

After a brief break from flurries on Saturday, another storm will roll through Sunday into Monday bringing a better chance of slightly heavier accumulations into Colorado.

“It starts in the early morning hours in the high country and then pushes across the Front Range into Sunday night and Monday,” said Denver7 Meteorologist Stacey Donalsdon. “We have a bit of a break on Saturday, in between storms then the snow develops across western Colorado and then we see that come across the Front Range Sunday night into Monday.”

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After the several rounds of flurries move through, snowfall accumulations could add up to less than an inch in some areas of Denver with slightly heavier totals possible south of the metro including between 2 and 3 inches in Castle Rock and Colorado Springs by Monday.

Overall impact to travel and road conditions should be minimal, according to the NWS, the Monday morning commute could be slightly impacted.

The back-to-back rounds of flurries are welcomed as overall snowfall totals are behind where we should be by this time of year.

"So far this season, we've had 11.8 inches of snow and by the end of January we should have 27 inches, so we have some catching up to do," said Donaldson.

Along with the unsettled weather pattern, colder-than-average temperatures are expected for the state over the next several days.

Friday’s high temperature in Denver will only reach the upper 30s with flurries and cloudy skies expected. Saturday in the metro, the high temperature will reach 35 degrees with some sun breaking through the clouds before snow returns Sunday and the high only reaches the freezing mark.


Overnight low temps will dip into the upper teens through the weekend.

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