Updated 2/13/08 @ 4:10pm. A Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory has been issued and is in effect from midnight tonight until 5:00pm Thursday. A blowing snow advisory means that winds and blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibilities sufficiently to make travel difficult. Please continue to visit our site for the latest on the approaching storm. If you haven’t, you may wish to sign up for our weather alert and report system to receive the latest information delivered directly to your inbox.
Updated 2/13/08 @ 7:00am. It looks like the metro area will be in for snow this evening and into tomorrow. We are expecting 3 to 6 inches in the Thornton area and the northern suburbs; higher accumulations will occur south with up to 9 inches across the southern metro area to the Palmer Divide. Mountain areas could see up to a foot of snow.
We’ll reach a high near 60 today but temperatures will drop rapidly as nighttime falls. The storm is expecting to roll in from Wyoming and start hitting the Colorado border around 7:00pm, expanding to the Palmer Divide by 11:00pm. Winds of 25 to 35mph are expected with the front so blowing snow will be a concern. Evening rush hour today should at least be fine but tomorrow morning could be a bit dicey so please plan on leaving for work early and taking it slow. Snow will continue Thursday morning and gradually diminish from north to south by Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has already issued Snow & Blowing Snow Advisories and Winter Storm Watches for some of the southern and central mountain areas. These could be expanded as the storm develops.
Stay tuned to ThorntonWeather.com for the latest on this approaching system.