Chance of Snow Bookending Holiday Weekend in Longmont

January 18, 2019

Boulder County could see some snow over the long holiday weekend.

Despite temperatures in the 50s on Thursday, local meteorologist Matt Kelsch said snow could begin falling Friday, with the National Weather Service calling for a 40 percent chance of snow and a high of 42 degrees.

“A cold front tomorrow won’t turn the weather terribly cold, but it will be colder than today with some clouds around,” Kelsch wrote. “Significant snow will be limited to the mountains and west, so be careful if you are travelling that way tonight or Friday. For the Front Range region, there may be some areas of light snow around Friday, but that best chance for minor accumulation is south of Denver.”

The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday. The skies should be partly cloudy on both days, which should provide some views of the rare “super blood wolf moon.”

“After a chilly start on Saturday expect a dry weekend with low elevation temperatures returning to the 50s on Sunday,” Kelsch wrote.

But after a clear weekend, Kelsch said a storm could bring snow back to Boulder County on Sunday night into the Monday holiday.

“The next cold front and fast-moving Pacific storm system may start bringing areas of snow to the mountains Sunday night,” Kelsch said. “For the Front Range region, expect colder weather on Monday and there is a better chance with Monday’s storm for some widespread snow developing, at least light amounts.”

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a high of 47 and an overnight low of 15 on Monday.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars