Coloradans can expect fresh powder in the mountains this weekend despite a sunny forecast in the metro area.
Friday evening, most mountain areas will see 2-6 inches, according to Joel Gratz, a meteorologist for OpenSnow, an independent weather forecasting and reporting service. On Saturday, anywhere between 0-4 inches of snow is expected to fall.
“This timing means that the best snow should be on Saturday morning through Saturday midday,” Gratz said in the forecast. “After that, our next chances for snow will be around March 4 and March 7.”
Over the next few days, Arapahoe Basin expects 3 inches, along with Loveland and Keystone. Winter Park and Breckenridge are forecast to get 4 inches, with most of it Saturday.
Telluride will see 5 inches over the next three days, with Vail following at 4 inches. Aspen should see 7 inches. Wolf Creek is expected to see 4 inches, while Beaver Creek is forecast to have 5 inches. Steamboat will see 6 inches, followed by Copper at 5 inches.
Late Saturday morning through the afternoon, snow showers are predicted across the northern and central mountains, then will move west to east. Sunday will likely be mostly dry.