Snow to blow into Thursday |

Snow to blow into Thursday

Forecasters say flurries could fizzle by Thursday evening

Pilot & Today staff
Five-year-old Riley Jacobs heads toward the Steamboat Ski Area on Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning's weather was a mixed bag of snow flurries, sunshine and cool temperatures.
John F. Russell

— Snow flurries hitting Routt County today are expected to stick to higher elevations overnight and continue through late Thursday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued only a hazardous weather outlook – a relatively mild warning of upcoming weather conditions – for the Upper Yampa River Basin on Wednesday morning.

“During the afternoon and through the night snow will be limited to the northern and central Colorado mountains:mainly near the divide,” the service forecasted Wednesday, adding that chances of snow will continue tomorrow at higher elevations before “ending late Thursday night.”

The service’s weekend forecast – as Steamboat Ski Area plans to start up the gondola and additional lifts including Storm Peak Express – calls for partly sunny skies Friday and Saturday, with clouds rolling in Sunday.

“The chance for mountain snow will again develop early next week,” a forecast read.

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