The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is monitoring the current and projected weather coming across the state tonight and tomorrow. The following weather forecasts were shared during a conference call with the National Weather Service at 1 p.m. :
Northeast Region - Winter Storm Watch
****Sever Weather Potential*****
From a line around Sterling / Ft. Morgan to Limon going east there is a potential for Severe Thunderstorms to be begin around 3:00-4:00 p.m. this afternoon around Sterling / Ft. Morgan and around 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Limon area. Within this area there is a potential to see large hail and a higher risk of tornadoes, if we see a decrease in stability and wind sheer which is anticipated.
Snow Event in Northeast Region
The rain will begin to turn into snow around midnight in this area and will begin to diminish tomorrow afternoon.
Snow Accumulation 4-8"
Winds: Northern 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH which will cause blowing and drifting snow in areas.
Visibility: Less than 1/4 mile due to blowing snow.
I-25 Corridor Metro Area to Boulder - Winter Storm Warning
Within this area we will begin to see late afternoon scattered showers turning into snow around 9:00 p.m.
Snow Accumulation: 6-12" with a possibility of 2"/Hr. from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.
Winds: Northern 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 40 MPH which will cause blowing and drifting snow in areas.
Foothills going West - Winter Storm Warning
The foothills going west we will see rain earlier in the afternoon and turning into snow in early evening from a north to south.
Snow Accumulation: 8-14"
Winds: Northern 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH.
Blizzard Warning for East Adams, East Arapahoe, East Douglas and Western Elbert Counties beginning at Midnight
Snow Accumulation: 6-12"
Winds Northern 20-35 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.