Cold, snow forecast for Grand County tonight
September 30, 2009
Much colder temperatures and snow are expected to move into Colorado today, ending the High Country’s recent streak of warm, sunny days.
Up to 6 inches is possible in the valleys by Thursday, with higher amounts in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. While the mountain areas have already seen traces of autumn snow, and new snowfall lingers in the High Country, this week’s accumulations could be the most significant of the season so far.
The forecast calls for much colder temperatures to move into the area Wednesday afternoon and night, along with rain and snow. Snow levels will drop below 7,500 feet by Thursday morning, according to the weather service.
Thurday’ss highs in Grand County will slide into the 40s. Lows in the 20s are predicted for tonight, with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the weather service.Further accumulations with snow and blowing snow are possible Thursday.
Mostly dry with partly sunny skies are forecast Friday with highs in the 50s, but a chance of rain and snow showers is back in the forecast Saturday night, according to the weather service.