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A winter storm continues through today and tonight with the heaviest snowfall expected over southwest Colorado. Snow diminishes on Saturday but remains cold. More wintery weather is possible next week so continue to follow the latest forecast updates. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Numerous winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect, visit www.weather.gov/gjt for the latest updates. Disturbances in a westerly flow will continue to generate periods of snow through late Friday with significant accumulations across many areas. Rain and snow may mix in some lower valleys this afternoon but change over to all snow tonight. All this wintry weather will lead to hazardous travel, especially over mountain passes. Unsettled weather will continue this weekend into early next week as weak disturbances pass through. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

***Numerous Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories in Effect. Check www.weather.gov/gjt for details and the latest forecast.*** A winter storm will impact the area today through Friday evening with significant snowfall to the mountains and some valley locations. This will come in two waves: the first from a cold front and disturbance across the north that will allow snow to continue over mainly the northern and central mountains and some valleys in northwest flow. This front will slowly sag southward across northeast Utah and northwest Colorado this afternoon. The second disturbance will come from the west this evening into Friday bringing more snowfall to the central and southern mountains. Upwards of 10 to 20 inches of snow is expected for many mountain locations through Friday. As far as the valleys are concerned, snow will mix in with rain during the day with mainly rain in the lower central and southern valleys before changing to all snow this evening. The weathe! r will remain unsettled through the weekend into early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

***Numerous Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories in Effect. Check www.weather.gov/gjt for details and the latest forecast.*** A winter storm will impact the area this afternoon through Friday evening with significant snowfall to the mountains and some valley locations. This will come in two waves: the first from a cold front and disturbance across the north that will allow snow to continue over mainly the northern and central mountains and some valleys in northwest flow. This front will slowly sag southward across northeast Utah and northwest Colorado this afternoon. The second disturbance will come from the west this evening into Friday bringing more snowfall to the central and southern mountains. Upwards of 10 to 20 inches of snow is expected for many mountain locations through Friday. As far as the valleys are concerned, snow will mix in with rain during the day with mainly rain in the lower central and southern valleys before changing to all snow this evening. T! he weather will remain unsettled through the weekend into early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Snowfall over the north this evening will slowly spread southward overnight and continue through Friday evening for many areas. The lower valleys will see a mix of rain/snow tonight and Thursday, changing over to snow Thursday night. Mountain snowfall of 10-20 inches will be common with some central mountain locations seeing upwards of 30 inches. The higher northern/central valleys will generally see 6-12 inches, while the lower valleys are expected to receive 2-4 inches by late Friday. Visit www.weather.gov/gjt for the latest on the winter storm warnings and advisories in effect. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

***Numerous Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories in Effect. Check www.weather.gov/gjt for details and the latest forecast.*** A winter storm will impact the area this afternoon through Friday with significant snowfall to the mountains and some valley locations. Clouds will increase this afternoon as pacific moisture moves in from the northwest. Snowfall will increase over the northern mountains and valleys before shifting southward through Friday as the cold front sags southward. Lower valleys will see rain changing over to snow Thursday night. Significant snowfall is expected for the mountains and some valley locations, with upwards of 10 to 20 inches or more for many mountain locations through Friday. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Snowfall is expected to begin on Wednesday morning across the northern mountains and slowly spread southward with time, lasting well into Friday for many areas. The lower valleys will likely see a mix of rain and snow with this event due to warmer temperatures. The map shows the forecast snowfall through Thursday evening with additional significant snowfall expected Thursday night through Friday night. Visit www.weather.gov/gjt for the latest on the winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories in effect. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A cooler air mass has settled over the forecast area today. Breezy northwest winds will continue over the mountains, then increase on Wednesday as deep Pacific moisture begins to invade the region. Snow showers will form first over the northern mountains on Wednesday then spread into all but the southernmost counties Wednesday night and Thursday. Strong high country winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow that will make travel hazardous through Friday. The latest forecast models are producing up to two feet of new snow favoring the central Colorado mountains by Friday. After a downturn in showers on Saturday, additional snowfall is possible early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

**Heavy Mountain Snow Possible Wednesday-Friday** A minor disturbance will bring 3-5 inches of snow to the northern/central Colorado mountains today, elsewhere dry conditions will continue into Tuesday. A series of fast moving and very moist Pacific storms will pass through the region Wednesday afternoon-Friday, bringing widespread mountain snow and a mix of rain/snow in the valleys. Significant mountain snow accumulations will be possible during this late week period. Temperatures will begin the week at near to slightly below seasonal levels rising to slightly above seasonal levels to finish the work week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

**Heavy Mountain Snow Possible Wednesday-Friday** A minor disturbance will bring 3-5 inches of snow to the northern/central Colorado mountains today, elsewhere dry conditions will continue into Tuesday. A series of fast moving and very moist Pacific storms will pass through the region Wednesday afternoon-Friday, bringing widespread mountain snow and a mix of rain/snow in the valleys. Significant mountain snow accumulations will be possible during this late week period. Temperatures will begin the week at near to slightly below seasonal levels rising to slightly above seasonal levels to finish the work week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Rising confidence that Pacific moisture will take aim on the Central Rockies by the middle of this week. This moisture will increase the threat of mountain snow, possibly impacting travel over the passes. This is a significant pattern change from sunny skies and a winter thaw to inclement wintery weather late this week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Rising confidence that Pacific moisture will take aim on the Central Rockies by the middle of this week. This moisture will increase the threat of mountain snow, possibly impacting travel over the passes. This is a significant pattern change from sunny skies and a winter thaw to inclement wintery weather late this week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Surface high pressure will bring one more nice day before an unsettled weather pattern sets up for the coming work week. The first period of snow will occur tonight into Monday across the northern Colorado mountains with 3-5 inches of new snow expected. Drier air moves in on Tuesday for generally fair conditions, followed by a series of disturbances Wednesday into the coming weekend. Temperatures will range from near to slightly above seasonal today, decreasing several degrees Monday into Tuesday especially across the north. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

The dry January pattern continues this weekend. Mountain slopes will be well above normal this afternoon. The Uintah and Gunnison Basins will remain in moderate inversions, with weak inversions in other northern and central valleys. An arctic air mass will work through the northern plains on Sunday and approach the northern forecast area overnight. This will bring a chance of snow to the northern Colorado mountains to start the work week. Late next week, a change in the weather pattern may finally allow Pacific storms to invade the Great Basin and Central Rockies. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A strong ridge of high pressure over the West will keep the jet stream well north of the region through Sunday leading to dry conditions. By Monday, a weak disturbance will bring a chance of light snow for the northern mountains with more unsettled weather possible the middle and latter part of next week. Temperatures will continue at seasonable to slightly above seasonable levels. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A weak disturbance will bring areas of clouds and light snow to the central and southern mountains today. Temperatures will be a bit cooler in the wake of the front associated with this system. Sunny skies and seasonable temperatures are on tap for the weekend. Snow chances return across the northern mountains early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

High level clouds will increase today ahead of a weak weather disturbance approaching from the northwest. Areas of mountain snow will spread from north to south late tonight through Thursday as this disturbance passes over the area. The San Juan mountains in southwest Colorado will be favored, with a 1-3 inches of snow possible over the higher peaks by late Thursday evening. In addition, a cooling trend will begin today with temperatures falling below normal on Thursday. Drier and warmer conditions will follow on Friday, and then continue through early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Sunny skies and warm conditions are expected today as high pressure remains over the Great Basin. However inversions will persist across some northern and central valleys keeping temperatures closer to normal for this time of year in those locations. A disturbance will approach from the northwest on Wednesday with cooler air filtering into eastern Utah and western Colorado. This weak wave will pass on Thursday bringing a chance of snow to the Colorado Mountains, especially south. High pressure will again strengthen to our west on Friday. Therefore the area will see the dry and warm conditions return, and then continue through early next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Mostly sunny and dry conditions will dominate through Wednesday as high pressure remains centered over the Great Basin. Temperatures will generally be above normal for mid-January. However inversions will persist across some northern and central valleys keeping temperatures at, or slightly below normal. A weak disturbance passing on Thursday will bring a chance of snow to the Mountains, along with increased clouds across all of eastern Utah and western Colorado. High pressure will again strengthen to our west on Friday. Therefore the area will see the dry and sunny conditions return, and then continue through the weekend. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Sunny and dry conditions continue for the second half of the weekend. Temperatures have begun to moderate in many of the central and northern valleys and basins as the snow pack shrinks. Most areas will see afternoon temperatures rise above mid-January normals. This trend looks to remain in place over the upcoming week with only small chances of mountain snow coming during the late week period as a weak system moves under the strong western ridge. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)