A light but steady snow was falling across Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning. Only 1 or 2 inches of accumulation was expected.

Brent Boyer

A light but steady snow was falling across Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning. Only 1 or 2 inches of accumulation was expected.

Snow to taper off by midday, but cool weather sticking around

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— The snow falling in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning should begin to taper off by midday, but the winter-like temperatures aren’t going anywhere.

Wednesday’s high will reach only 38 degrees. Wednesday’s low temperature will dip all the way to 8 degrees. Thursday will be much of the same, with a daytime high of 38 degrees under sunny skies and an overnight low of 11. Gradual warming will begin Friday, when the daytime temperature will top out in the mid-40s. The weekend should be sunny and mild, with highs around 50 degrees.

The National Weather Service forecasts only 1 to 2 inches of snow in Steamboat from the current storm system. Higher totals are expected for the mountains surrounding Steamboat, including Mount Werner and the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area. The ski area was reporting 5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain this morning.

There is now special weather advisory in effect for the city of Steamboat, although a winter storm warning remains in effect for Mount Werner and other high-elevation areas. The warning expires at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Travelers should expect to encounter dangerous driving conditions over Rabbit Ears Pass.

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