National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the West Coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Current Conditions

Central Yampa River Basin

Zone Forecast

  • Tonight Cloudy. A chance of snow...possibly mixed with rain in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation around one inch. Lows 15 to 25. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Sunday Snow in the morning...then rain and snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow through the day. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Highs in the 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
  • Sunday Night Areas of blowing snow in the evening. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Lows in the 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
  • Monday Snow. Snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Highs 25 to 35. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
  • Monday Night Cloudy. Snow likely in the evening...then a chance of snow after midnight. Colder. Snow accumulation around one inch. Lows 5 to 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening. Chance of snow 70 percent.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the 20s.
  • Tuesday Night And Wednesday Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 10 above. Highs 25 to 35.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows 15 to 25.
  • Christmas Day Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 25 to 35.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows zero to 10 above.
  • Friday And Friday Night Mostly cloudy. Colder. Highs 10 to 20. Lows zero to 10 above.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs 15 to 25.