Turn on the heater. Crank the AC. Two things that every Coloradoan has said on the same day. It’s just a typical spring day here in our mile-high state. At Pasterkamp Heating and
Two things that every Coloradoan has said on the same day. It’s just a typical spring day here in our mile-high state. At Pasterkamp Heating and Air, we have a feeling this week is going to be one of those back-and-forth ones. We are here to make sure that your heater and air conditioner are working so no matter what the weather does your home will be just the right temperature.
Spring storm could dump more snow on Denver, Rocky Mountains A winter storm watch has been issued for much of the metro area — including Denver — as a powerful spring storm poised to clobber the mountains and foothills with feet of snow and drop several inches along the Front Range moves in.
The watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon and covers Fort Collins, Loveland, Arvada, Boulder, Golden, Lakewood, Longmont, Aurora, Brighton, Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock.
“Rain could change to snow early Thursday evening and continue into Friday afternoon,” said the watch, issued by the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Up to 12 inches (is) possible with the highest amounts near the foothills and over the Palmer Ridge.”
Natalie Sullivan, a weather service meteorologist, said between a trace and two inches of snow is expected at DIA. Downtown, up to 6 inches could fall “but most likely less than that,” she said.
“It varies significantly depending on the terrain,” Sullivan said. “Higher elevations are going to have more snow and lower elevations we’re thinking much less.”
Storm clouds will build over the Denver metro area Wednesday, when it could begin to sprinkle. Afternoon rain and thunderstorms are expected, according to the weather service. The high temperature is expected to be around 68 degrees.
The chance for rain Wednesday night is 80 percent, forecasters predict.
The chance for rain increases in the late afternoon Thursday and the evening as the storm builds momentum. Wind gusts up to 23 mph are anticipated.
There is a winter storm warning above 9,000 feet in effect between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Friday.
Between a foot to 20 inches of snow is expected in the southern foothills, Sullivan said. The heavy wet snow could break tree limbs and cause power outages.
Overnight Wednesday into Thursday, temperatures will plummet by more than 20 degrees. The high on Thursday will only be around 46 degrees, the weather service says. There is a high probability of rain.
After midnight into Friday, snow is likely and will continue to fall through the morning. Winds could gust up to 30 mph on Friday. Snow will turn to rain Friday afternoon, the weather service says.
Snow could begin again Friday night.
Although there is a 10 percent chance for afternoon rain on Saturday, temperatures are expected to gradually rise. The high temperature on Saturday is expected to be around 55 degrees.
It will be mostly sunny with a high of 64 degrees on Sunday, forecasters predict. Temperatures will remain in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday, when there is a slight chance for rain each day.