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More snowfall expected in Steamboat Springs before warmer temperatures arrive

Snowmobilers ride Sunday on Rabbit Ears Pass. The Yampa Valley and surrounding mountains should receive some more snow this week before some warmer temperatures arrive this weekend.

— Steamboat Springs isn’t forecast this week to receive a snow show quite as big or dramatic as the one Denver and the Front Range saw this weekend.

But weather forecasters are calling for a few more days of snow showers this week in the Yampa Valley before warmer temperatures arrive.

"Clouds should spread over the area by Tuesday and now showers should begin by noon," local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth wrote in a forecast email Monday. "Although model-predicted precipitation is moderate, we tend to do well with these cold and quick-moving systems from the northwest. Five to 10 inches by Wednesday morning with showers ending during the late-morning hours."

He wrote that a weaker quick-moving storm system should continue to produce snow Thursday and into Friday morning.

The National Weather Service is calling for a mostly sunny weekend, with a high Sunday near 45 degrees.

The Weather Service’s forecast predicts 1 to 2 inches of new snowfall is possible in Steamboat on Tuesday and another inch on Wednesday.

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Weissenbluth said the recent snowfall patterns are likely to continue through March.

“The wet pattern looks to continue into at least mid-March as storms continue to track either through or over the West Coast ridge,” he wrote.

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