The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Colorado. It’s in effect from 4:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm on Sunday. High winds and heavy snowfall are expected to impact the area, the heaviest of which will occur Saturday Night.
12+” of Snow Saturday – Sunday In Colorado.
Snow will start out in the mountains and gradually move down to the valleys by the time that Saturday Night rolls around.
Additional Storm Info:
Colorado: 12+” of Snow Saturday – Sunday
* Potentially heavy snow and blowing snow with accumulations of a foot or more possible. - NOAA Grand Junction, CO
CO Winter Storm Watch:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO 841 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018 Corrected minor typo in statement ...WINTER WEATHER TO RETURN TO EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY... .A strong Pacific storm will move through the western Great Basin today and enter northeast Utah tonight. Light snowfall will begin over the eastern Uinta mountains after sunset with heavier snow possible after midnight tonight. The storm will gradually move through the rest of eastern Utah and western Colorado Saturday and Saturday night. Widespread mountain snow and valley rain are expected Saturday changing over to all snow in the valleys Saturday night. The heaviest precipitation is expected Saturday night as the surface cold front moves through. The eastern Uinta mountains and the San Juan mountains have the highest potential snow accumulations, as a foot or more may accumulate. Snow accumulations are probable in all the mountain areas, especially following frontal passage Saturday night. Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains- Including the cities of Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus 841 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Potentially heavy snow and blowing snow with accumulations of a foot or more possible. * WHERE...The western San Juan Mountains. * WHEN...Late Saturday afternoon through late Sunday afternoon. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Along with heavy snowfall, winds gusting to 35 mph may produce blowing snow and decreased visibility.