Snowfall expected regularly through the week in Steamboat
Precipitation expected regularly through week
Steamboat Springs — As much as a foot of snowfall could fall in the mountains near Steamboat Springs as part of a major storm system hitting the area Monday, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.
Snowfall is also expected in town, with one to three inches forecast to fall during the day Monday, followed by another inch or two overnight Monday, though there could be locally higher accumulation amounts.
The storm was forecast to hit the area Sunday night and is expected to drop six to 12 inches in the mountains surrounding Steamboat, according to Matthew Aleksa, a meteorologist with the NWS Grand Junction office.
“Monday afternoon through Monday evening is when the Steamboat area is going to see the best chances for snowfall as we get the cold air on the back of the snow system,” Aleksa said.
Aleksa said the southern mountains of Colorado, including the San Juan range, are expected to see the greatest snowfall from this storm, with forecasted accumulation of one to two feet, while northern mountains, including those near Steamboat, are expected to see less.
Daytime temperatures Monday are expected in the mid-30s, while overnight lows will fall into the teens.
This storm system will move out of the area Tuesday, leaving behind a lingering northwesterly flow and chances for snowfall off and on each day through the rest of the week.
Daytime temperatures are expected to fall Tuesday to 28 degrees, and hover around 38 degrees during the day Wednesday and Thursday, with overnight temperatures in the low 20s.
A second storm system will move into Routt County near the end of the week and is expected to impact the mountains around Steamboat more favorably, according to the forecast.
“Another system drops down from the north late on Friday and into Saturday, and that looks to bring some snowfall for the mountains as well,” Aleksa said.
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