The low-end scenario is simple: zero snow, if it doesn’t get cold enough fast enough or the moisture moves out too quickly. Flood stage is 25 feet; at 20 feet, water is up to one foot deep in the lower areas of the North Shore Riverwalk.
Tonight, light snow will develop in the evening but ending before daybreak. Commutes to and from the game will likely be fine weather wise but traffic and parking will be busy from all the people. Highs today will range from the the low 50’s in the valleys of southwest Montana to only the 30’s in northwest Montana and areas along the divide.
We not only have the cold weather now but will have a little bit of snow to contend with Friday morning. “Right now, a trace to 3” of snow is expected on average. Cloudy skies with occasional showers will dominate the afternoon before rain and snow turn into all snow late Friday night.
CANON CITY: High – 53; Low – 29.
SATURDAY: Snow showers will be possible into the early morning hours of Saturday, with clearing skies for Saturday afternoon.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 40; Low – 24. This will bring a brief period of a wintry mix before rain chances work back into the forecast. As for any kind of accumulation, at best it seems a coating to an inch could occur mainly south and east of the Philadelphia area, and also primarily on non-paved surfaces. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible. It’ll produce some light snow from SE Montana to southwestern South Dakota.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 20s.
Temperatures ahead of the front stays warm in the mid 70s with cooler conditions by Saturday afternoon and into Sunday. We keep these scattered rain chances around another day into the work week before much drier and warmer weather returns.