Just a quick forecast today.
Storm Timing (snowfall amounts below)-
Rain showers are expected to develop around the Denver metro area around noon and will continue through the afternoon. They are expected to increase in coverage between 5-6pm and change over to snow in the early evening. Snow will continue to fall until early afternoon Saturday.
Most areas around Denver and the surrounding suburbs will see 3-6″ of snow by the time everything is done. Lower amounts will be on the north side of town and higher amounts will be to the south and west. Northerly wind will sling moisture onto the Palmer Divide and that will result in the possibility of snow amounts 4-8″ for Highlands Ranch, southern Aurora, and parts of southern Littleton. 6-12″ (possibly higher in small areas) in possible in Castle Rock, Monument, parts of Parker.
I’ll update as new information comes out! Have a great Friday!
UPDATE 1 [12:45]: The National Weather Service has issues a Winter Storm Warning effective until 6pm on Saturday.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Saturday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * TIMING...Rain and snow showers late this afternoon will change to all snow during the early evening. Periods of heavy snow are likely during the night. Lighter snow will continue on Saturday but road conditions should be improving. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches. The heaviest amounts will likely be in the southern part of the Denver metro area. * WIND/VISIBILITY...North winds 15 to 25 mph east of Interstate 25. Visibility may be reduced to a half mile or less in the heavier snow showers tonight. * IMPACTS...Wet snow may accumulate on already leafed out trees, resulting in broken tree limbs and scattered power outages. Some roads will become snow and slush covered tonight during the heavier snow showers. Road conditions should improve during the day Saturday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. This could make travel hazardous. Residents are encouraged to check road conditions before you travel and be prepared for winter travel conditions. Also monitor snow accumulation on trees and be prepared for possible power outages.