After sunny Tuesday, Steamboat should see snowfall continue into weekend

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— The snow showers that persisted during Monday should take Tuesday off before returning Wednesday and through the weekend.

The cool, moist northwest flow that led to continued snow in Steamboat Springs on Monday likely will transition into a sunny Tuesday with highs in the 40s.

However, a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service states that a pair of storm systems are headed toward Northwest Colorado. The systems will bring snow showers by late Wednesday, according to Mike Weissbluth, of www.snowalarm.com. Projected highs in the 50s on Wednesday mean Steamboat also could see rain during the day.

Weissbluth wrote in an email that showers could continue through Thursday as an incoming cold front starts to produce moderate to heavy snowfall during the afternoon.

"Current model forecasts show 6 to 12 inches or more snow is likely by the Friday morning report," Weissbluth wrote. Joel Gratz, of www.opensnow.com, wrote that the best powder skiing should be in the northern half of Colorado on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Showers should continue into the weekend, according to Weissbluth, before breaking Saturday night. Another wave could bring snow back to the area Sunday, he wrote.

Forecast models currently show that next week also could see its share of snow.

"Model trends keep energy in the Gulf of Alaska, which should continue the active early spring weather pattern," Weissbluth wrote.

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