Weather service forecasting more snow for Grand County |

Weather service forecasting more snow for Grand County

Sky-Hi staff report

While it’s nothing compared to last week’s “bomb cyclone” that blanketed Grand County and much of Colorado with deep snow and gusty winds, the National Weather Service in Boulder has called for several inches to fall across the area by Sunday.

According to the weather service, showers and scattered thunderstorms will develop and become more numerous over the mountains by late Friday afternoon. Across the mountains, including Grand County, moderate to heavy snow showers will occur resulting in some slush and snow accumulation on roads.

Total accumulations of three to six inches can be expected in most mountain areas above 9,500 feet, including Berthoud and Rabbit Ears Pass and Rocky Mountain National Park, by late Friday evening, according to the weather service.

An upper level storm system will move slowly east of the area on Saturday, with a good chance for snow showers across the mountains, possibly bringing a few inches of wet snow.

Drier weather is expected late Saturday into Sunday morning with more mountain snow Sunday afternoon into early Monday as another surge of Pacific moisture moves across the state.

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