Colorado: Clash of the seasons

Snow in the forecast for Thursday night

Moisture from the southwest combined with a surge of colder air from the northwest could bring some flurries of snow to the higher elevations Thursday night.
Last year saw significant snow accumulate along the Continental Divide on Sept. 17.

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — One more day of late-summer conditions before a seasonal clash of weather systems brings more rain — and possibly a dusting of snow to some of the high peaks in Colorado, according to the National Weather Service.

High pressure prevails Monday ahead of a surge of moisture from the southwest that will bring increasing clouds Monday evening then some cooler conditions and a good chance of showers Tuesday and especially Tuesday evening. The incoming moisture has triggered flash flood watches for west-central Utah.

Forecast highs for Frisco are only in the 50s for Wednesday and Thursday, the coolest temps for the area since last May. Forecast lows could dip down to the mid to low 30s Wednesday and especially Thursday night, as a colder system pushes into the area from the northwest during the day Thursday.

The best chance to see a few snow flurries over the highest terrain is Thursday night, which will be a good time to bring in those outside plants, as the low temperature is expected to dip down to right around freezing.

The shift in the weather is right on scheduled and should help elk hunters waiting for the ungulates to start dropping down from the highest terrain into some of the lower drainages.

By Friday, high pressure will start to rebuild into the area, bringing fine conditions for the weekend and the Breckenridge Oktoberfest.


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