Snow rolling into valley tonight

Fast-moving storm system could bring eight inches by Wednesday


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— A fast-moving storm system will begin making its way across Northwest Colorado tonight, bringing an expected 4 to 8 inches of snow at high elevations today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

"There's a chance of snow pretty much every day for the rest of the week, but we don't expect too much accumulation," said meteorologist Jim Daniels.

Three to 5 inches are forecast to fall overnight at the Steamboat Ski Area, followed by 1 to 3 inches Wednesday. The flakes are not expected to stick in town, Daniels said.

"Maybe a little bit of accumulation in the valley, but not too much," Daniels said.

Overnight low temperatures may dip as far as 15 degrees, with Wednesday's daytime temperatures forecast in the high 20s and low 30s, Daniels said.

A weaker storm system is expected to arrive Thursday and Friday, likely bringing light snowfall, Daniels said.

The Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 21-inch mid-mountain base. Seven trails are accessible from the Preview and Christie Peak Express lifts, according to


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