Colorado weather: Fresh snow may return to the mountains this week

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Rainclouds over the Rockies, looking westword from RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Rainclouds over the Rockies, looking westward from RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It may feel like winter just gave up its last breath, but a break in the hot-and-dry cycle is set to allow some fresh snow in the mountains and precipitation on the Colorado plains this week.

“Expect a return of some mountain snowfall by early Thursday, then the potential for some rain, snow, and even some severe weather to roll onto the plains by Thursday afternoon,” writes meteorologist Brendan Heberton of Weather5280.

Over at OpenSnow, meteorologist Joel Gratz is expecting mountain snow specifically on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Each one could bring a few inches to the mountains, he writes, potentially offering some salvation for skiers from this late-season drought.

The plains are more likely to get rain than snow out of this, according to the National Weather Service, but elevations above 6,500 feet might see some snow mixed in, potentially adding up to a few inches.

Of course, meteorology is an inexact science – so we may get nothing, or we may get a little snow in there too. If so, sorry about your gardens.