Weekend Weather Outlook – Ice and Snow

Weather Outlook - January 13, 2017
Published Friday, January 13, 2017

By Chris Sorensen

After a mild week for southeast Colorado that also saw repeated rounds of heavy snow in the mountains, winter weather will begin making its way into the area starting late Friday.

The day starts off mostly cloudy, with the high reaching the mid-30s before falling to near 20 overnight. A wintery mix sets in overnight, with some areas experiencing freezing fog. Snow is possible between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. before switching to areas of snow and freezing drizzle.

Potential for a mixture of rain, snow and freezing drizzle continues Saturday into mid-afternoon as the expected high temperature will be in the mid- to upper 30s. Chances of snow and freezing rain continue overnight as the temperature falls to the mid-20s. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected.

Sunday continues the trend of high temperatures in the mid-30s, however the potential for wintery conditions will continue to increase through the day. Rain and snow are likely before 3:00 p.m. before turning to mainly snow later in the day. Less than an inch of accumulation is expected. Fog - dense in some areas - is expected starting in the morning as moisture streams into the area. Travel could become hazardous across the southeast plains.

Snow, and possibly freezing rain, continue into Sunday night as the low returns to the mid-20s. Two to four inches of accumulation are possible.

Snow is expected to continue into late morning Monday as the high approaches the freezing mark. North winds will be in the 15 to 25 mile-per-hour range, with gusts to 35 mph possible.

Looking to the week ahead, temperatures move to the upper 30s Tuesday before jumping to the upper 40s Wednesday and Thursday.

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