Chance of rain, thunder, snow in forecast this week
April 24, 2016
Steamboat Springs — Unsettled weather, including rain, thunderstorms and snow could continue though the next two weeks, according to local weather forecasts.
Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth reported Sunday that following the weekend storm, a new system is expected to roll in Tuesday.
"There will be a break Sunday night into Monday morning before breezy southwest winds and possible afternoon showers develop ahead of the next, colder storm in the wave train forecast to travel across the northern Colorado border on Tuesday," Weissbluth said in a Sunday afternoon forecast. "Monday's afternoon showers will turn into more persistent precipitation around Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning before becoming showery again by Wednesday afternoon behind the departing storm."
If the Sunday forecast holds true, Weissbluth expects the storm to bring several inches of snow to the valley and the possibility of five to 10 new inches on Mount Werner by Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service Sunday was predicting a high of 57 in Steamboat on Monday with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
For Tuesday and Wednesday the National Weather Service was predicting daytime highs in the mid-40s, with overnight lows in the upper-20s throughout the week.
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The National Weather Service was forecasting a 40 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday dropping to a 20 percent chance Wednesday, with the possibility of thunder both days.
Weissbluth said there could be a break in the inclement weather for part of Thursday, before a second storm is expected to bring showers to the area as early as Thursday afternoon.
Weissbluth said it could be another cool and wet weekend.
All of the unsettled weather led Weissbluth to question whether road construction near Central Park Plaza be pushed back even further.
As of the latest update Thursday, the first phase of the Central Park project is scheduled to begin Monday, with a portion of Central Park Drive between Pine Grove Road and Anytime Fitness scheduled to close to traffic.
The project had been delayed already because of easement issues.