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Snow, colder weather expected to begin early in week in Steamboat Springs

Cold weather and possible snow is expected to start out the work week in Steamboat Springs. The colder temperatures will aid snowmaking operations at Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill ahead of Opening Day for the 2018-19 ski season.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Below-average temperatures and possibly some snow are expected to usher in the week.

Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs the website snowalarm.com, said a cold front was expected to arrive Sunday, which is Veterans Day.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction was calling for a 20 percent chance of snow Sunday with a high temperature of 29 degrees.

"The cold front will contain some very cold western Canadian air, but limited moisture, so only several inches of snow are expected through the likely raw day," Weissbluth wrote.

It will be colder Monday with a high temperature of 27 degrees before warmer air moves into the region.

"A ridge of high pressure will build eastward starting early in the work week and is forecast to reside over the Rockies by midweek," Weissbluth wrote. "Temperatures will be slow to recover on Monday in the cold air mass, but there should be some warming, especially at the higher elevations on Tuesday, and warming at all elevations, along with more sun, by Wednesday.

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A cold front could brush northern Colorado sometime around Thursday. Weissbluth said that could briefly interrupt the pleasant weather that is expected to usher in next weekend.

Weissbluth said another storm might approach the West Coast at the end of next weekend.

The cold overnight and daytime temperatures will aid snowmaking efforts at both Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Resort.

Steamboat Resort is scheduled to open Nov. 21, while Howelsen is scheduled to open Nov. 24.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatPilot.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland.

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