Travel impact returns early Thanksgiving week after a quiet weekend

As one impactor clears, the next moves in Monday and Tuesday to create travel issues for those headed out for Thanksgiving.

Per the last storm, most locations measured between 1 and 4 inches of snow. A few locales had closer to 5 or 6 inches. Models had a horrible time with these systems (as we opined they might), but in the end a pretty nice little snow for many locations.

As for the weekend? Warmer and quieter across eastern Colorado. Perhaps some wind to deal with by Sunday, but otherwise a dry outlook with highs near 60°F both Saturday and Sunday:

For Colorado, the next chance of cold and snow returns Monday through Tuesday. Models have been rather enthusiastic at times with snow chances and higher totals than what we just recorded with the last system. However, the confidence in the modeling is low at this time considering, as of this post, there is a low-end amount of 1 to 3 inches and a high-end amount of 8 to 12 inches. As of this post, the probability of the event leans toward totals a bit more than the low-end amount and a much lower probability for the high-end totals - join us this weekend as we watch these probabilities carefully.

Unlike these last series of disturbances, Monday's system will be relatively quick-hitting... with (barring any big changes) the chance of snow increasing across Northern Colorado Monday afternoon, greatest chances coming Monday night, then clearing Tuesday.

We realize next week is a big travel week, so we'll be passing along as many updates as possible in the coming days. For now, a very high-level look at what to watch for travel concerns across the state shakes out something like:

Tomorrow and Sunday: Other than some areas of fog overnight, little to no issues statewid0e. Perhaps some wind along the Front Range Sunday as the next system nears.

Monday and Tuesday: Rain and snow chances increase across Northern Colorado Monday morning. North-central mountains see snow first, with snow spreading onto the Plains in the afternoon/evening timeframe. Snow should come to an end across Northeast/East-Central Colorado Tuesday. There are likely to be road and air travel impacts regardless of the ultimate snow totals, either low or significant.

Stay tuned, not only for the early week forecast but also for a potential impactor for the weekend after Thanksgiving Day.