A mix of snow and rain to finish out the workweek in Steamboat | SteamboatToday.com

A mix of snow and rain to finish out the workweek in Steamboat

Droplets gather at the end of pine needles on a tree Wednesday morning in Steamboat Springs. More wet, cool weather is expected this week.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Another round of rain and snow is headed for the Steamboat Springs area.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Yampa River basin.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday, May 8, across Western Colorado, with snow accumulations possible this afternoon and a high of 48 degrees, according to the Weather Service.  

On Thursday morning, snow accumulation could drop as low as 6,000 feet across Northwest Colorado with temperatures reaching a high of 45 degrees. The majority of snow will land south of Routt County in Colorado’s central and southern mountains, according to the Weather Service.

Local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com, forecast Sunday that the system could bring 1 to 2 inches of water or snow-water equivalent and 6 to 12 inches of snow at higher elevations by Friday.

The Weather Service is calling for cool temperatures Friday, with a high of 55 degrees and a low of 30.

The storm is expected to roll off Friday. As those clouds dissipate, the Yampa Valley is expected to welcome a sunny weekend.

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.


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