Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Steamboat Springs April showers bring ... May snow?
Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area is under a snow advisory from midnight tonight until midnight Thursday. Between 5 and 10 inches of snow could fall during that 24-hour period, with the potential for higher amounts, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory states: "Scattered snow showers will begin this evening, becoming widespread after midnight. Snow, heavy at times, will continue through the day on Thursday. Snow will persist Thursday evening, bringing total storm accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts.
"A snow advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving."
There is a 40 percent chance of rain and snow Friday before giving way to partly cloudy skies and a low temperature of 25 degrees Friday night. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high of 53 degrees. Precipitation - likely in the form of rain - will return to the region Sunday.