How quickly temperatures drop after the passage of this cold front will be a big influence in how much snow falls between Thursday and Saturday. If the potential snow forecast becomes reality, then travel will be difficult and dangerous along the urban corridor and Front Range Foothills. In the most extreme possibility, 10 to 20 inches of snow is possible, with the heaviest snowfall occurring to the west and south of Denver. The foothills and mountains could see more than two feet of snow. A WINTER STORM WATCH and a WINTER STORM WARNING are in effect for communities along the Interstate 25 corridor
The snow forecast for Denver and the Front Range is very complicated. If all of the precipitation that falls on Friday and Saturday is in the form of snow, then more than a foot of snow could accumulate. But the 9NEWS Weather Team agrees that at this time, temperatures look too warm for significant accumulation for areas below 5,500 feet which includes most locations around the metro area. For Colorado Springs and the southern Interstate 25 corridor, a total of 1 to 2 feet of new snow is possible for mountain areas and 6 inches or more could potentially fall over the adjacent plains.
TWC (this one is zip code specific so I didn't highlight it in red)
Tonight Cloudy with rain and snow this evening, becoming all snow overnight. Thunder is possible early. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected.
Tomorrow Cloudy with snow. Cold. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches.
Tomorrow night Snow likely. Significant snow accumulation possible.
Saturday Snow likely. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s.
So what's it gonna be?
Do I need to pick up an extra gallon of milk and a loaf of bread or not?