Potential winter storm this week
Winter Storm Watches in effect
An area of low pressure will move out of eastern Colorado on Monday Night and through Nebraska during the day on Tuesday. This will likely bring widespread snow into our region beginning Monday Night and continuing through the day on Tuesday.
Clouds will begin to increase across the region as we head into Sunday Night, becoming nearly overcast through the day on Monday. A few snow showers may try to develop late in the day on Monday as moisture continues to rush in from the central Plains.
On Monday Night, the snow will likely spread out across the area, becoming a near-steady to steady snow during the late night hours and into Tuesday Morning. This snow will generally be light, but may be moderate at times.
The steady snow will likely continue throughout the day on Tuesday, into Tuesday Night and even into the day on Wednesday. In addition to the snow, winds will increase from the northwest with gusts up to 35 mph possible. Areas of blowing and drifting snow will be likely.
The snow will likely begin to taper down during the evening and overnight hours on Wednesday Night, though a few snow showers and flurries will be possible on Thursday.
This system is still too far out to assign expected snowfall totals for the entire system. However, the initial portion of the snow storm (Tuesday through Tuesday Evening) may produce at least 2 to 4 inches of snowfall. Additional snowfall accumulations will be likely Tuesday Night, Wednesday, and Wednesday Night, resulting in a likelihood of higher snowfall totals from Tuesday through Thursday.